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BEEBE TOWN LIBRARY 

WAKEFIELD, MASS. 

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105th 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF WAKEFIELD, MASS. 



FOR THE 



FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1916 



ALSO 



THE TOWN CLERK'S RECORDS 



OF THE 



BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS 




APR 1 1917 



ITEM PRESS 

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Town Officers, 1916-1917 



Selectmen 

John J. Round, Chairman 
Frank H. Hackett, Secretary Nathaniel E. Cutler 

John A. Meloney Earl H. Morton 

Town Clerk — Frederic S. Hartshorne 
Town Treasurer — George E. Walker 
Tax Collector — Charles E. Walton 

Light Commissioners 

Edwin C. Miller, Chairman Term expires 1918 

L. Wallace Sweetser, Secretary " " 1917 

John M. Cameron ........ " " 1919 

Assessors 

Samuel T. Parker, Chairman Term expires 1918 

George H. Stowell, Secretary " " 1919 

Charles A. Cheney ........ " " 1917 

Overseers of the Poor 

Hugh Conn ell, Chairman Term expires 1917 

Albert D. Cate, Secretary " " 1918 

George E. Zwicker " " 1919 

Water and Sewerage Board 

Hervey J. Skinner, Chairman Term expires 1917 

James H. Kimball, Secretary " " 1918 

Charles H. Learoyd " " 1919 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



School Committee 

Arthur H. Boardman, Chairman 
Ida Farr Miller, Secretary . 
J. Lowe McMahon, Treasurer . 
Charles E. Montague 

Eva Gowing Ripley 

Edward E. Lee 



Trustees Beebe Town Library 

Winfield S. Ripley, Jr., Chairman . . . , . 

Elizabeth F. Ingram, Secretary 

Arthur L. Evans 

Edson W. White 

Frank T. Woodbury 

Richard Button ..*...... 

Walter 0. Cartwright 

Hervey J. Skinner 

Florence L. Bean 



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Board of Health 

Joseph W. Heath, Chairman Term expires 1918 

Augustus D. Jenkins, Secretary ..... " " 1917 

David Taggart . .• . . " " 1919 



Park Commissioners 

* Eugene S. Hinckley, Chairman 
George W. Abbott, Secretary Arthur P. Knight 

* Died Aug 7, 1916 

Cemetery Commissioners 

Willie R. Blake, Chairman Term expires 1918 

Harvey S. Parker, Secretary ...... " " 1917 

Samuel T. Parker, apptd to nil vacancy ... 1917 

* John Miniken " " 1919 

* Removed from town 



James J. Pollard 
Harry F. Peck 



Constables 



Louis N. Tyzzer 



Frank H. Robinsoa 
Harry A. Simonds 



Moderator — Theodore Eaton 



Tree Warden — Frank T. Woodbury 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



* Registrars of Voters 

Fred E. Bunker, Chairman . . . . . . Term expires 1919 

James F. Curley . " " 1917 

Patrick J. Kelly " " 1918 

Frederic S. Hartshorne (ex officio) 

Finance Committee 

Warner V. Taylor, Chairman . . . . . Term expires 1919 

Lewis J. Gordon, Secretary . . . . « . . 1918 

George A. Cowdrey " " 1918 

Elmer C. Richardson ......... " " 1918 

Charles F. Winship " " 1918 

Webster F. Gilcreast ........ " " 1918 

Thomas Hickey ......... " " 1917 

G. Ray Sargent " " 1917 

C. Ernest Sanford . " " 1917 

A. Francis Harrington " " 1917 

Clarence E. Learned " " 1917 

William H. Cartland " " 1919 

Edward F. Preston " " 1919 

Willis C. Robbins. . " " 1919 

Conant W. Ruth " " 1919 



Town Planning Board 

Hubbard B. Mansfield, Chairman J. William O'Connell, Secretary 

Clide G. Morrill Curtis L. Sopher Selden W. Tyler 



6 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Population 1915 Census - - 12, 781 

8th Congressional District 6th Councillor District 

6th Middlesex Senatorial District 1 9th Middlesex Representative District 

LIST OF JURORS 



Alden, Harry P. 
Anderson, Andrew G. 
Anderson, George A. 
Arnold, William E. 
Atherton, Arlon S. 
Ayscough, Charles D. 
Baxter, George N. 
Bears, Waldo W. 
Bessey, William W. 
Biggs, Charles H. 
Bradford, Francis I. 
Branch, George E. 
Brown, Edward E. 
Brownell, Alstead W. 
Butler, Aloysius P. 
Carlisle, Ralph E. 
Carpenter, Charles W. 
Cate, Albert D. 
Chesley, William W. 
Classen, Charles E. 
Clough, Frank L. 
Connell, Hugh 
Connelly, Edward J. 
Corey, Frederick W. 
Costello, Sylvester W. 
Curley, James F. 
Cutler, Augustus L. 
Cutler, Nathaniel E. 
Davis, Henry 
Derrick, John W. 
Dinan, Joseph C. 



Hunter, Needham C. 
Husson, John H. 
Johnson, Olof R. 
Jenkins, Augustus D. 
Jones, C. Albert 
Jones, Julius A. 
Jones, Roscoe F. 
Jordan, Frank B. 
Kelley, Edward B. 
Kelley, Patrick J. 
Killorin, George W. 
Lally, Patrick J. 
Lavery, Willard S. 
Lord, Albert E. 
Lord, Frederick N. 
Malcolm, Zina B. 
Mansfield, William J. 
Marion, F. Herbert 
Marshall, Frank A. 
Maxwell, Joseph E. 
McDonald, John A. H. 
McDonnell, Eugene P. 
Mellett, Arthur W. 
Meloney, John A. 
Meloney, John A., Jr. 
Melcney, Patrick J. 
Merrill, Rufus A. 
McKay, John G. 
Miller, John A. 
Moore, Gaston B. 
Morton, Hollis E. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



Dodge, William J. 
Doherty, Hugh 
Donald, George E. 
Donegan, William 
Donovan, Cornelius 
Drake, Lowell N. 
Dunbar, George E. 
Evans, Charles A. 
Evans, Daniel 
Fairfield, Lewis P. 
Fell, Thomas W. H. 
Findlay, James W. 
Foley, John J. 
Frye, William H. 
Gerrior, Charles H. 
Gerry, Maurice W. 
Glass, Alexander 
Gordon, Lewis J. 
Gooch, Joseph L. 
Goodwin, Wesley S. 
Gowing Henry G. 
Grace, J. Wallace 
Greany, Dennis 
Hall, Henry C. , 
Hanright, Frank R. 
Haskell, Henry 
Hatch, Louis F. 
Hatch, Lewis G. 
Hawes, Charles H. 
Hawkes, Augustus A. 
Hellyar, Isaac N. 
Henkel, Frank J. 
Harrington, Peter W. 
Hill, Melvin J. 
Holmes, Eber 
Home, Robert W. 
Howlett, Leroy E. 
Hoyt, Frank P. 



Munier, Theodore L. 
Murray, John F. 
O'Donnell, John H. 
Oliver, Elden S. 
Oxley, Albert D. 
Parker, Harvey S. 
Parker, Samuel T. 
Patch, Chester C. 
Phelan, John T. 
Pinkham, Henry P. 
Porter, Harry T. 
Preston, Edward F. 
Purrington, Elwin I. 
Reardon, William H. 
Rich, Edward A. 
Richardson, Elmer C. 
Ronan, Carroll V. 
Ronan, J. Fred 
Sahlholm, Herman 
Sederquest, Harry E. 
Shea, John F. 
Smith, Frank W. 
Smith, Taylor F. 
South worth, Ezra M. 
Stanley, Josiah S. 
Sullivan, Jeremiah J. 
Swain, Burton S. 
Thrush, William A. 
Thwaites, John H. 
Titus, Kirk H. 
Tupper, Arthur M. 
Turner, Patrick J. 
Walsh, Edward J. 
Walsh, Maurice F. 
Wheeler, Philip W. 
Whipple, Frank M. 
Williams,Frank C. 
Young, Job C. 



8 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Result of Election March 6, 1916 

*Indicates Election 

Precincts I II III Totals 

Selectmen 

John J. Butler . ... . . 511 84 287 882 

♦Nathaniel E. Cutler . . . . 645 220 283 1148 

*Frank H. Hackett ..... 757 223 369 1349 

*John A. Meloney 707 191 370 1268 

♦Earl H. Morton .... . 609 239 285 1133 

♦John J. Hound 803 237 366 1406 

Blanks ....... 1173 226 k 680 2079 

Town Clerk 

♦Frederic S. Hartshorne . . . 793 238 395 142C* 

Blanks 248 46 133 .427 

Town Treasurer 

♦George E. Walker ..... 770 246 390 1406 

Charles E. Walton ..... 2 2 

Blanks 269 38 138 445 

Moderator 

♦Theodore Eaton 775 236 378 1389 

Blanks ........ 266 48 150 464 

Collector of Taxes 

♦Charles E. Walton 763 237 374 1374 

Blanks ........ 278 47 154 479 

Assessor for Three Years 

♦George H. Stowell ..... 744 225 347 1316 

E. B. Kelley 1 1 

H. Morgan 1 1 

Blanks 297 59 179 535 

Water and Sewerage Board for Three Years 

Charles A. Dean 412 60 200 672 

*Charles H. Learoyd .... 551 212 275 1038 

Alonzo D. Moran 60 6 46 112 

Blanks 18 6 7 31 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



Cemetery Commissioner for Three Years 

*John Minikin 675 202 322 1199 

Blanks 366 82 206 6-51 

Overseers of the Poor for Three Years 

William F. Bowman .... 382 101 219 702 

*George E. Zwicker , . . . 584 147 265 996 

School Committee for Three Years 

*J. Lowe McMahon 677 165 363 1205 

*Eva G. Ripley . ". . . . . 691 220 331 1242 

Scattering 1 ,1 

Blanks ........ 725 187 364 1276 

Park Commissioners 

"►George W. Abbott .... 678 218 320 1216 

*Eugene S. Hinckley .... 642 210 328 1180 

=* Arthur P. Knight ..... 644 211 311 1166 

Blanks . . . . . . . . 1159 213 625 1997 

Board of Health for Three Years 

!*Dayid Taggart 709 216 348 1273 

Blanks ........ 332 68 180 580 

Tree Warden 

'♦Frank T. Woodbury .... 722 219 367 1308 

Blanks . .... . . . 319 65 161 545 

Municipal Light Board for Three Years 

*John M. Cameron . . . . , 582 118 264 964 

Frank J, Henkel ...... 368 122 183 673 

Blanks ......... 91 44 81 216 

Trustees of Beebe Town Library for Three Years 

'♦Florence L. Bean 622 204 300 1126 

♦Elizabeth F. Ingram . ... 613 203 293 1109 

*Hervey J. Skinner 623 197 307 1127 

Blanks 1265 248 684 2197 

Constables 

♦Aloysius P. Butler . .... 581 186 321 1088 

*James A. McFadden .... 766 206 376 1348 

♦Harry F. Peck . . . ... 516 187 297 1000 

Scattering 2 1 3 

Blanks 1258 273 589 2120 

Result of Vote on License 

•"Yes" ........ 321 39 153 513 

■"No" ........ 618 220 312 1150 

Blanks 102 25 63 190 



10 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Record of Town Meetings 

TOWN MEETING, MARCH 13, 1916 

Meeting called to order at 7.40 o'clock by Moderator Eaton 
who read call for meeting. 

On Motion of F. H. Emerson. 

Voted: That further reading of the warrant with the exception 
of the Constable's Return be dispensed with. 

Constable's Return read. 

Article 1. To act upon the reports of town officers as published. 

On Motion of S. T. Parker. 

Voted: That the reports of town officers as published be accepted 
and laid upon the table. 

Article 2. To choose all town officers not required to be chosen 
by ballot. 

On Motion of S. T. Parker. 

Voted: That a committee of five be appointed by the Moderator 
to bring in a list of town officers not required to be chosen by ballot 
and report at an adjournment of this meeting. 

Committee, Samuel T. Parker, William W. Greenough, Ashton 
H. Thayer, Fred L. Waterman, Elmer C. Richardson. 

Article 3. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year, beginning January 
1st, 1916, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one 
year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote to be paid from the 
revenue of said financial year. 

On Motion of George E. Walker. 

Voted: That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen be and hereby is authorized to borrow money from time 
to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning 
January 1, 1916, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within 
one year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote to be paid from 
the revenue of said financial year. 

Article 4. To determine how much money the town will raise 
and appropriate for General Government, Protection of Persons and 
Property, Health and Sanitation, Highways, Charities and Soldiers' 
Benefits, Education, Recreation and Unclassified Public Service 
Enterprises, Interest and Maturing Debt. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 11 

General Government 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 
Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $15,355 
to be expended as follows: 

Moderator $ 25.00 

Selectmen's Department 

Salaries of Board $ 500.00 

Department Expenses . . . . . 350.00 850.00- 

Town Accountant 

Salary 1,000.00 

Department Expenses 825.00 1,825.00 

Treasurer 

Salary 750.00 

Department Expenses 350.00 1,100.00 

Collector 

Salary ......... 650.00 

Department Expenses 475.00 1,125.00 

Assessors 

Chairman . . 500.00 

Secretary . 500.00 

Third Member 400.00 

Department Expenses 1.150.00 2,550.00 

Town Clerk 

Salary 300.00 

Department Expenses . . . . . 500.00 800.00 

Finance Committee 

Salary of Secretary ... . . . 50.00 

Department Expenses 15.00 65.00 

Election and Registration 

Salaries of Registrars 315.00 

Department Expenses 885.00 1,200.00 

Legal Department 

Salary of Counsel 500.00 

Department Expenses 865.00 1,365.00 

Town Hall Account 4,300.00 4,300.00 

Vital Statistics 150.00 150.00- 



12 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Protection of Persons and Property 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $37,925 
to be expended as follows: 

Police Department $10,475.00 

JFire Department 

Salaries of Engineers $ 1,475.00 

Department Expenses 15,825.00 

Fire Alarm Account 1,200.00 

JRifle Range Account 400.00 

Inspection of Buildings 

Salary of Inspector 500.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures Department 

Salary of Sealer . . . . . . 100.00 

Department Expenses 75.00 

Moth Department 

Department Expenses 5,000.00 

Tree Warden Department 

Salary of Warden 25.00 

Department Expenses 575.00 

Forest Warden Department 

Department Expenses ..... 275.00 

Accident Compensation 

Account 2,000.00 $37,925.00 

Health and Sanitation 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $8,360 

to be expended as follows : 

Salary of Board . $ 100.00 

Salary of Plumbing Inspector . . 600.00 

Salary of Inspector of Animals . . 200.00 

Salary of Inspector of Milk . . . 200.00 

Collection of Garbage 1,200.00 

Department Expenses ...... 3,960.00 $ 6,260.00 

Sewer Department 

Maintenance 1,100.00 

House Connections ..... 1,000.00 2,100.00 

Highways 

Motion by Finance Committee. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $24,440 which 
shall include the Street Railway Tax to be expended as follows: 

Maintenance $16,440.00 

Construction 6,000.00 

Salary . . 2,000.00 $24,440.00 

Amendment by F. J. Henkel. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



13 



That the motion of Finance Committee be amended by striking 
out the second item calling for $6,000 for construction. 
Amendment carried "Yes" 121, "No" 101. 
Original motion as amended was then voted. 

Charities and Soldiers' Benefits 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $20,375 
to be expended as follows: 



Poor Department 

Salaries of Board . 
Salary of Clerk 
Department Expenses 
State Aid Account 
Military Aid Account . 
Soldiers' Relief Account . 



$ 



300.00 

75.00 

13,000.00 $13,375.00 

3,300.00 

200.00 

3,500.00 7,000.00 



$20,375.00 



Education 

School Department 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $87,800 

to be expended as follows: 

School Department . . . . . $86,600.00 

Trade School Chap. 471 . . . . 1,200.00 $87,800.00 

Library Department 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $2,195 
and appropriate receipts from Dog Tax and income from Library 

Trust Funds. 

Recreation and Unclassified 
Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $7,875 

to be divided as follows : 

Park Department $2,650.00 

(and income from Trust Funds) 



Reserve P'unds . 
Insurance Account 
Miscellaneous Account 



2,000.00 
1,875.00 
1,350.00 $ 7,875.00 



Public Service 



Light Department 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $24,400 
and all department receipts the commissioners' salaries to be paid 
from this appropriation. 



14 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Water Department 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $42,- 
G53.75 to be divided as follows: 

Salary of Board $ 300.00 

Maintenance . 16,250.00 

Construction 4,000.00 

Bonds and Notes . . . . . . 12,000.00 

Interest 8,303.75 

House Services . . . ... 1,200.00 $42,053.75 

Cemetery Department 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $750 
to be expended as follows : 

Salary of Commissioners .... $ 70.00 
Department Expenses 680.00 $ 750.00 

Interest and Maturing Debt 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $58,700 
to be divided as follows: 

Interest $19,800.00 

Bonds and Notes 38,900.00 $58,700.00 

Article 5. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen to 
expend the sum of $6,000 in the permanent rebuilding of Highways, 
or what they will do about it. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town be and hereby is authorized to expend 
the sum of $6,000 for the Macadam Construction of Highways under 
specifications approved by the Massachusetts Highway Commissioner. 

Article 6. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum 
of $6,000 for the purpose outlined in the preceding article, or to see 
if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, to issue the bonds, notes or scrip of the town to an amount 
not exceeding $6,000 to provide necessary funds for carrying out 
any action voted under the preceding article, or what they will do 
about it. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the sum of $6,000 is hereby appropriated for the 
purpose mentioned in Article 5 and that, for the purpose of providing 
for the payment for the Macadam Construction of Highways as 
authorized by vote of the town under Article 5 of the Warrant for 
the town meeting of March 13, 1916, the Treasurer, be and hereby is 
authorized, with the approval of the Selectmen, to issue bonds or 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 15 

notes of the town of the aggregate sum of $6,000; said bonds or 
notes to be payable in one year from date of issue; all of said bonds 
or notes to be dated April 26, 1916, and bear interest payable semi- 
annually; all particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds 
or notes to be determined by the Treasurer with the approval of the 
Selectmen. "Yes" 168. "No" 8. 

Article 7. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum 
of $2,000 to be spent in rebuilding Lowell Street, as ordered by the 
County Commissioners, provided, that only an amount equal to the 
total amount contributed for. said purpose by the State, shall be ex- 
pended from said $2,000. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $2,000 
to be spent in rebuilding Lowell Street as ordered by the County 
Commissioners, provided, that only an amount equal to the total 
amount contributed for said purpose by the State shall be expended 
from the said $2,000. 

Article 8. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen to 
expend the sum of $4,000 in the permanent rebuilding of Lowell 
Street, or what they will do about it. — -Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town expend the sum of $4,000 for the Ma- 
cadam Construction of Lowell Street under the specifications ap- 
proved by the Massachusetts Highway Commission. 

Article 9. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum 
of $4,000 for the purpose outlined in the last preceding article, or to 
see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of 
the Selectmen, to issue bonds, notes or scrip of the town to an amount 
not exceeding $4,000 to provide necessary funds for carrying out any 
action voted under the preceding article, or what they will do about 
it. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the sum of $4,000 is hereby appropriated for the 
purpose mentioned in Article 8 and that, for the purpose of providing 
for the payment for the Macadam Construction of Lowell Street, 
as authorized by vote of the town under Article 8 of the Warrant for 
the town meeting of March 13, 1916, the Treasurer be and is hereby 
authorized, with the approval of the Selectmen, to issue bonds or 
notes of the town of the aggregate sum of $4,000, said bonds or notes 
to be payable in one year from the date of issue; all of said bonds 
or notes to be dated April 26, 1916, and bear interest payable semi- 
annually; all particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds 
or notes to be determined by the Treasurer with the approval of the 
Selectmen. "Yes" 171. "No" 1. 



16 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Article 10. To see if the town will raise and appropriate a 
sufficient sum of money, estimated at $269.50, to pay awards of 
County Commissioners in decree of Dec. 8th, 1896, for damages from 
widening and relocating- of Oak Street. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $269.50 
for the purpose outlined in Article 10. 

Article 11. To see if the town will raise and appropriate $100 
to pay award of that amount for land damages to Viola Slocumb, 
occasioned by the laying out of a new way between Salem and 
Lowell Streets, and being the amount awarded by the County Com- 
missioners. Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $100 
for the purpose outlined in Article 11. 

Article 12. To hear and act on the report of the Board of 
Selectmen as to the illumination of the town clock and the placing 
of the Paul Revere Bell in the tower. — Board of Selectmen. 

Chairman Round of the Selectmen offered a written report under 
Article 12 and on motion of M. E. S. Clemons it was 

Voted: That the report as read be accepted and the action of 
Selectmen towards having clock dials illuminated be ratified. 

Article 13. To see if the town will transfer control of the lot 
of land on the northerly side of Nahant Street, containing a gravel 
pit, from the Overseers of the Poor to the Board of Selectmen. — 
Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of F. H. Hackett. 

Voted: That the town transfer control of the lot of 
land on the northerly side of Nahant Street, containing a gravel pit, 
from the Overseers of the Poor to the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 14. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to employ counsel for the defence of James J. Pollard 
and Fred J. Black in any action now pending or which may be 
brought in the nature of tort, for false arrest brought by George H. 
Cheever, and raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of money there- 
for. — Board of Selectmen. 

Motion by Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

That the town authorize the Board of Selectmen to employ the 
Town Counsel to defend Chief of Police James J. Pollard and Patrol- 
man Fred J. Black, in suits brought by George H. Cheever for false 
arrest. 

Amendment by J. A. Meloney, 



TOWN CLERK 17 



That the expense thereof to be taken from the Miscellaneous 
Fund. 

The amendment was carried and original motion as amended was 
voted. 

Article IS. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to sell the land known as the Old Franklin Schoolhouse 
Lot, on Franklin Street. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of E. H. Morton. 

Voted: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to sell the 
land known as the Old Franklin Schoolhouse Lot on Franklin Street, 
for the best offer obtainable. 

Article IS. To see if the town will vote to purchase, or erect, 
and equip a two-room portable school building; to be used in con- 
nection with the Lincoln School, and raise and appropriate money 
therefor, and issue notes or bonds of the town for the purposes of 
this article, or see what the town will do about it. — Arthur H. 
Boardman and others. 

Motion by W. V. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $2769.76 for the 
purpose outlined in Article 16, 

On Motion of Mr. Cartwright. 

Voted; That Article 16 be laid upon the table. 

On Motion of F. J. Henkel. ■ 

Voted: That when this meeting adjourn it be at 10.30 o'clock. 

Article 17. To determine the compensation of enginemen for 
the ensuing year. 

On Motion of W. V. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the. compensation for enginemen be the same as last 
year, namely: 

$100 each for Engine No. 1, Ladder No. 1, Volunteers No. 2. 

$ 75 each for Greenwood Hose No. 3, and Montrose Hose No. 4. 

Article 18. To see i£ the town will vote to make the pajr of the 
permanent men of the Fire Department $21 per week. — W. P. Oliver 
and others. 

A Motion by Finance Committee to indefinitely postpone was 
lost. 

On Motion of J. A. Meloney. 

Voted: That the pay of the permanent men of the Fire Depart- 
ment be $21 per week. 

Article 4 

On Motion of C. Donovan. 

Voted: That Article 4 be taken up. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $432.14 
in addition to the amount already appropriated for fire department 
purpose. 



18 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to install a fire alarm 
box at or near the corner of Pitman and Harrison Avenues, raise and 
appropriate money for the same, or what they will do about it. — 
Albert E. Phelps and others. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $110 
for the purpose outlined in Article 19 and that the amount appro- 
priated be added to the Fire Alarm Account of the Light Department. 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to accept Chapter 
795, Acts 1914, an act to provide for the "Better Prevention of Fires 
Throughout the Metropolitan District." — William E. Cade. 

On Motion of F. J. Henkel. 

Voted: That subject matter of this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Article 21. To see if the town will vote to authorize its Board 
of Fire Engineers to sell such of the apparatus and materials in their 
charge that is not now or liable hereafter to be of any use to their 
Department, or what they will do about it. — William E. Cade. 

On Motion of J. J. Round. 

Voted: That the Board of Fire Engineers be authorized to sell 
apparatus and materials as asked for in Article 21 or to turn over to 
town departments such apparatus and materials as may be of use 
to such departments. 

Article 22. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $350 for H. M. Warren, Post 12, to use in their observance 
of Memorial Day, May 30th, 1916. — John M. Cate and others. 
On Motion of W. V. Taylor for Finance Committee. 
Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $350 to 
be used towards defraying the expenses incurred by the H. M. 
Warren, Post 12, in their observance of May 30th next, as Memorial 
Day. 

Article 23. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $50 for Memorial Day purposes, for the use of the Spanish 
War Veterans, or what they will do about it. — J. Fred Ronan and 
others. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 
Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $50 to 
be used towards defraying the expenses incurred by the United 
Spanish War Veterans in the their observance of May 30th next, as 
Memorial Day. 

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
a sum of money for a municipal celebration of Independence Day, 
July 4th, 1916. — Harry A. Simonds and others. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 19 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $500 
for the purpose outlined in Article 24 and a committee of five be 
appointed by the Moderator to arrange the program. 

Committee: Harry A. Simonds, Daniel H. Regan, J. Lowe Mc- 
Mahon, Edward F. Preston, William H. Sullivan. 

Article 25. To see if the town will raise and appropriate a 
sum of money for defending against the petition of the Bay State 
Street Railway Company, pending before the Public Service Com- 
mission for a revision of fares and fare zones. — M. E. S. demons. 

Motion by W. V. Taylor. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $50 for the 
purpose outlined in Article 25. 

Amendment by M. E. S. Clemons. 

That the amount named be increased to $100. 

Amendment carried and original motion as amended then voted, 

On Motion of M. Lowe. 

Voted: That this meeting stand adjourned to Monday evening, 
March 20, at 7.30 o'clock. Adjourned at 10.30 o'clock. Attendance 
300. 

ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING, MARCH 20, 1916 

Meeting called to order at 7.40 o'clock by Moderator Eaton, 
Article 26 being in order. 

Article 26. To see if the town will vote to construct sidewalks 
on Overlook Road and Nowell Road with edgestones and granolithic 
surface, and raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of money therefor, 
or what they will do about it. — Earl H. Morton and others. 

Voted: That Article 26 be laid upon the table. 

Article 2 

On Motion of A. H. Thayer. 
Voted: That Article 2 be taken up. 
Mr. Thayer offered report for committee. 

Voted: That report of committee be accepted and adopted and 
the persons named therein be declared elected. 

TOWN OFFICERS NOT ELECTED BY BALLOT 

Fence Viewers 

Harvey S. Parker, Nathaniel E. Cutler, Cornelius Donovan. 

Field Drivers 

C. E. Classen, Carroll Robie, Palmer Corbett, W. F. Shedd, J. E. 
Hopkins. 



20 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Measurers of Wood 

L. E. Bennett, L. P. Curley, W. T. Curley, Thomas Hickey, W. 
A. Hickey, G. W. Killorin, E. P. White, A. A. Mansfield, F. W. 
Magdeburg, E. S. Oliver, T. E. Toomey, W. J. Murphy, A. L. 
Mansfield. 

Weighers of Coal and Merchandise 

L, E. Bennett, J. S. Brewer, S. L. Cole, L. P. Curley, W. T. 
Curley, Mary Dignan, W. P. Farwell, Margaret T. Findlay, Thomas 
Hickey, W. A. Hickey, F. W. Magdeburg, A. A. Mansfield, A. L. 
Mansfield, John Toomey, P. McLaughlin, J. H. McMahon, T. E. 
Toomey, H. Y. Wiggin, W. B. Wiley, W. J. Murphy, William H. Hall, 
Elizabeth C. Hall, E. P. White, Walter L. Jones, Abner E. Gammons, 
Albert E. Lord, J..R. Reid, John W. Regan. 

Surveyors of Lumber 

L. E. Bennett, H. A. Feindel, W. E. Knox, A. T. Locke, Fred E. 
Cutler, A. P. Webber, E. P. White, F. W. Magdeburg, Abner E. 
Gammons. 

Finance Committee for Three Years 

Warner V. Taylor, Willis C. Robbins, William H. CartlancL, 
Edward F. Preston, Conant W. Ruth. 

Town Planning Board 

Hubbard B. Mansfield, Clide G. Morrill, Selden W. Tyler, J. 
.William O'Connell, Curtis L. Sopher. 

Article 27. To see if the town will accept and allow the laying 
out by the Board of Selectmen as a town way, of the private way now 
known as Overlook Road. — M. E. S, Clemens. 

On Motion of M. E. S. demons. 

Voted: That the reading of the report of Selectmen on the laying 
out of Overlook Road be dispensed with. 

Voted: That the town accept and allow the laying out as a 
town way the private way known as Overlook Road as per plan and 
layout on file in the Town Clerk's office. 

Article 28. To see if the town will accept and allow the laying 
out by the Board of Selectmen as a town way, of the private way now 
known as Nowell Road. — M. E. S. Clemons. 

On Motion of M. E. S. Clemons. 

Voted: That the town accept and allow the laying out as a 
town way the private way known as Nowell Road as per plan and 
layout on file in the Town Clerk's office. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERIC 21 

Article 26 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That Article 26 be taken from table. 

Voted: That subject matter of Article 26 be referred to the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 29. To see if the town will vote to change the name of 
the public street now known as Crescent Court, to Crescent Hill, or 
what they will do about it. — William H. Atwell. 

On Motion of W. H. Atwell. 

Voted: That the town change the name of the highway running 
easterly from Crescent Street now known as Crescent Court to 
Crescent Hill. 

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to have Fairmount 
Avenue put in good condition, and raise and appropriate a sufficient 
sum of money therefor. — J. William O'Connell and others. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That subject matter of Article 30 be referred to Board 
of Selectmen. 

Article 31. To see if the town will authorize the Water and 
Sewerage Board to construct a sewer on Main Street, from Franklin 
Street, southerly to a point opposite No. 627 Main Street. — Milton P. 
McLaughlin and others. 

Motion by W. V. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

That the Water and Sewerage Board be authorized to con- 
struct the sewer as asked for in Article 31 and appropriate the sum 
of $1950 therefor. 

Amendment by J. J. Round. 

That the sewer as provided for in motion offered be stopped at 
No. 620 Main Street. 

A Motion by E. M. Grover to indefinitely postpone was lost. 

The Moderator then ruled that the motions should be acted on 
separately, the meeting to first vote on the amendment offered by- 
Mr. Round and that the passage of the amendment would not prevent 
the voting on and the passage of the original motion. The meeting 1 
then voted in the affirmative the amendment offered by Mr. Round. 
The meeting then voted in the affirmative the original motion as 
offered by Mr. Taylor. 

On Motion of G. E. Walker. 

Voted: That the town reconsider that part of the vote appro- 
priating the sum of $1950 for the sewer construction. 

Voted: That the town appropriate the sum of $1979.44, of this 
amount the sum of $1179.44 be transferred by the Town Accountant 
from Park Avenue Sewer account, leaving the sum of $800 to be 
provided for. 



22 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

On Motion of J. J. Round. 

Voted: That all votes under Article 21 be reconsidered. 

The Moderator made the same ruling as under the previous vote. 

The meeting then voted in the affirmative on Mr. Round's 
amendment. 

The meeting then voted in the affirmative the original motion 
as offered by Mr. Taylor. 

The meeting then voted in the affirmative the original motion 
as offered by Mr. Walker. 

Article 32. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in the 
ways known as Overlook Road and Nowell Road, and raise and ap- 
propriate a sufficient sum of money therefor. — Earl H. Morton and 
others. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 
Voted: That the town authorize the Water and Sewerage Board 
to construct the sewer as asked for in Article 32 and appropriate the 
sum of $1340 therefor. 

Article 33. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Water 
and Sewerage Board to construct a sewer in Elm Street from the 
present line of sewer pipe, northerly to a point opposite the premises 
of Mrs. M. M. Carter, No. 77 Elm Street. — George Perkins and others. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the subject matter of this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 34. To see if the town will authorize the Water and 
Sewerage Board to extend the sewer on Richardson Street, from 
Herbert Street, 100 feet easterly. — Domenico Didonato and others. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town authorize the Water and Sewerage Board 
to construct the sewer as asked for in Article 34 and appropriate the 
sum of $60 therefor. 

Article 35. To see if the town will vote to issue notes, bonds or 
scrip for the purpose of providing funds for the extension of sewers 
in Main Street, Elm Street, Richardson Street, Overlook Road and 
Nowell Road, if the same be authorized under vote of the town on the 
preceding articles, and fix and determine the amounts of such bonds, 
notes or scrip and the condition under which they may be issued. — 
M. E. S. Clemons and others. 

Voted: That Article 35 be laid upon the table. 

Article 16 

« On Motion of E. E. Lee. 

Voted: That Article 16 be taken from the table. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 23 

After considerable discussion Mr. W. V. Taylor moved the 
previous question. 

The meeting voting in the affirmative, the Moderator then put 
the motion by the Finance Commitee that the town raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $2,769.76 for the purpose outlined in Article 16. 

Motion was lost. "Yes" 70. "No" 85. 

Article 35 

On Motion of George E. Walker 
Voted: That Article 35 be taken from the table. 
Voted: That for the purpose of providing for the payment for 
the construction of sewers in Main Street, Overlook and Nowell 
Roads and Richardson Street, as authorized by vote of the town 
under Articles No. 31, 32 and 34 of the Warrant for the town meeting 
of March 13, 1916, the Treasurer be and is hereby authorized, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to issue bonds or notes of the town 
of the aggregate sum of $2,200; said bonds or notes to be payable 
$1,100 annually in each of the years 1917 and 1918; all of said bonds 
or notes to be dated April 26, 1916, and bear interest payable semi- 
annually; all particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds 
or notes to be determined by the Treasurer, with the approval of 
the Selectmen. "Yes" 116. "No" 1. 

Article 36. To see if the town will appropriate a sufficient sum 
of money to place two lights on Herbert Street, south of Bennett 
Street, or what they will do about it. — Bartholomew Clines and 
others. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town authorize the Light Department to install 
lights as called for in Article 36 and that the town raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $100 to be added to the depreciation account of 
the Light Department. 

Article 37. To see if the town will raise and appropriate a sum 
of money for new construction and improvement in street light 
system, and also raise and appropriate such additional sum or sums 
as may be necessary to cover the estimated expense of installing the 
street lights which are voted by the town under the preceding 
article. — Edwin C. Miller and others. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $300 
for the purpose outlined in Article 37, said sum to be added to the 
depreciation account of the Light Department. 

Article 38. To hear and act upon a report of committee under 
Article 4 of Warrant, meeting held Nov. 15th, 1915, relating to right 
over Poor Farm. 



24 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Mr. J. J. Round read report for committee. 

On Motion of M. E. S. Clemons. 

Voted: That report of committee be accepted. 

Article 39. To see if the town will vote to grant a right of way 
to Ralph W. Edmands from his property over the Poor Farm to 
Nahant Street, or what they will do about it. 

Motion by J. A. Meloney. 

That the town grant a right of way to Ralph W. Edmands from 
Nahant Street through the lane on the Poor Farm and thence on in 
an easterly direction to an opening in a stonewall at land of said 
Edmands, and the Town Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed 
to execute a deed of the same in the name of the town and under its 
seal and deliver the same to said Edmands. 

Amendment by M. E. S. Clemons. 

That the same be limited to the time said Edmands and his imme- 
diate family shall occupy his present home and shall require him 
and them to replace any bars and close any gates which may exist or 
hereafter be erected on the land over which said way is granted. 

After considerable discussion the previous question was moved 
by Mr. W. V. Taylor. 

Amendment by M. E. S. Clemons was carried and the original 
motion as amended was then voted. 

On Motion of F. H. Emerson. 

Voted: That this meeting stand adjourned to Monday evening, 
March 27th, at 7.30 o'clock. Adjourned at 10.30. Maximum at- 
tendance 300, attendance at close 140. 

ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING, MARCH 27, 1916 

Meeting called to order at 7.40 o'clock by Moderator Eaton, 
Article 40 being in order. 

Article 40. To hear and act upon the report of the "Committee 
of fifteen appointed to consider the improvement in the form of Town 
Government." — R. C. Atkinson, Sec'y. 

Article 41. To see if the town will appoint a committee to draft 
a new form of government for the town and petition the Legislature 
for the enactment of the same, or what they will do about it. — 
Wakefield Merchants' and Business Men's Association. By E. Horace 
Perley, Chairman Town Government Committee of the Association. 

On Motion of E. H. Perley. 

Voted: That Articles 40 and 41 be taken up together. 

Under Article 40 Mr. Atkinson reported for the committee. 

On Motion of E. H. Perley. 

Voted: That report of committee be accepted under Article 41. 

Motion by E. H. Perley. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



That the town appoint a committee on town government, no 
member of which shall hold town office, the committee to give public 
hearings for the reception of suggestions and the discussion of plans 
of government, the committee then to draft a plan and submit the 
same to the Legislature for enactment, the plan if approved by the 
Legislature to be then submitted to the voters of the town for their 
acceptance or rejection. 

Mr. J. J. Round offered a substitute motion. 

That the Moderator appoint a committee of fifteen to draft a 
new form of town government or suggest changes in the present 
form, and report at our next town meeting. 

An amendment was offered by Mr. Sargent but was withdrawn 
by consent .of the meeting. 

Mr Round's motion was then voted. 
On Motion of W. V. Taylor. 
Voted: That this meeting be dissolved. 
Adjourned at 8.40. Attendance 125. 

TOWN MEETING, MAY 8, 1918 

Meeting called to order at 7.40 o'clock by Moderator Eaton. 
Call for meeting was read by Moderator. 
On Motion of F. H. Emerson. 

Voted: That further reading of the Warrant with the exception 
of the Constable's Return be omitted. Constable's Return then read. 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to sell the Town Farm, 
all moneys received from said sale to be used by the Assessors to 
reduce the tax levy, or what they will do about it. — Earl H. Morton. 

A Motion of E. H. Morton. 

That the Moderator appoint a committee of five to investigate 
and report as to the advisability of the town selling the Town Farm, 
with estimate of price which could be secured for the same; this 
committee to report at the next town meeting. 

Not carried. "Yes" 92. "No" 114 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to sell the Municipal 
Light Plant and appropriate from the moneys received from such sale, 
in accordance with law, a sufficient sum to retire the outstanding 
indebtedness of the town for Municipal Light loans, the balance of 
said sale moneys to be applied by the Assessors to reduce the tax 
levy, or what they will do about it. — Earl H. Morton. 

Motion by H. E. Clemons, 

That a committee of seven be appointed and by acceptance of 
this motion, receive authority and instruction to investigate the 



26 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

advisability of selling the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Electric 
Light Plant, and to ascertain from any private manufacturers 
interested in its purchase, the price such parties would pay for 
same and what rates they would guarantee over a definite period of 
years, and furthermore, that the Wakefield Municipal Light and Gas 
Commissioners be authorized to afford full access to the Plant and 
its records to the committee and such other person or persons as the 
committee may designate. Committee to report at the next town 
meeting. Above motion was not carried. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer on 
Main Street from No. 627 to No. 635 and appropriate $600 for the 
same. — Richard Cosman and others. 

On Motion of W. V. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town authorize the Water and Sewerage Board 
to extend sewer as called for in Article 3 and appropriate the sum 
of $600 therefor. ' 

Article 4. To see if the town will vote to give a half holiday 
during the months of June, July and August to the municipal 
employees, including pay, or what they will do about it. — John L. 
Neiss. 

On Motion of J. L. Neiss. 

Voted: That the municipal employees of the town be granted a 
half holiday on Saturday during the months of June, July and August 
with pay. 

Article 3 

On Motion of M. E. S. Clemons. 

Voted: That Article 3 be taken up. 

Voted: That the vote whereby the town voted to extend the 
sewer on Main Street and appropriate $600 therefor, be reconsidered. 
Amendment to insert the word raise so that vote will read "raise 
and appropriate." 

Amendment carried and original motion as amended was then 
voted. 

Article 5. To see if the town will accept and allow the laying 
out by the Board of Selectmen as a town way, of the private way 
now known as Central Street and lying between Main and Pleasant 
Streets. — M. E. S. Clemons. 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 6. To see if the town will accept and allow the laying 
out by the Board of Selectmen as a town way, of the private way 
now known as Perham Street. — M. E. S. Clemons. 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 27 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to construct a High 
School building, and issue notes, bonds, or scrip to provide the 
money therefor, or take any other action in relation to a High 
School building and hear and act upon any report the appointed 
committee may make in relation thereto. — M. E. S. Clemons and 
others. 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 8. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $650 for the purchasing of an automobile for the police 
department, or what they will do about it. — Frank A. Connor and 
others. 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 9. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum 
of $1200 for the purpose of establishing a periodical house-to-house 
collection of ashes and waste in the town, or what they will do about 
it. — Frank A. Connor and others. 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 10. To see if the town will authorize and instruct the 
Municipal Light Plant to install and maintain a street incandescent 
lamp on the private way known as Druid Hill Avenue, or what they 
will do about it. — John K. Ferris. 

Motion by J. K. Ferris to instruct the Light Plant to install 
light as called for in Article 10 was lost. 

Article 11. To see if the town will raise and appropriate a 
sufficient sum of money to pay for the use of the water in the horse 
troughs and one drinking fountain, or what they will do about it. — 
Board of Selectmen. 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $150 for the purpose of raising part of the sidewalk 
on Pitman Avenue, and putting in a catch-basin under the direction 
of the Highway Department, or what they will do about it. — Albert 
E. Phelps and others. 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 13. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $1500 for the purpose of properly draining that section of 
the south part of the town at the junction of Greenwood Avenue, 
Everett Avenue and High Street, the same to be expended by the 
Highway Department, or what they will do about it. — William JV 
Pelissier and others. 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 14. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $500 to be expended in bringing the Assessors' maps up to 
date, under the supervision of the Board of Assessors. — Augustus 
D. Jenkins and others. 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 15. To see if the town will vote to elect three or more 
Assistant Assessors, or what they will do about it. — Augustus D. 
Jenkins. 

A Motion by E. H. Morton that the town in March, 1917, elect 
three Assistant Assessors was not seconded. 

On Motion of M. Lowe. 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 16. To hear and act upon a report of the Committee on 
Taxation appointed under Article No. 5, November 15th, 1915. — 
Augustus D. Jenkins. 

The secretary of the committee not being present, Mr. E. H. 
Morton presented a copy of the committee's report but not having 
authority of the committee to submit same the Moderator declined to 
have report read. 

On Motion of S. W. Tyler. 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Voted: That this meeting be dissolved. 

Dissolved at 9.50. Attendance 500. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



29 



RESULT OF ELECTION, NOVEMBER 7, 1916 
Electors of President and Vice President 



Benson and KirkPatrick, Socialist 

At Large 

Precincts 
Louis F. Vfeiss of Worcester . 
Howard A. Gibbs of Attleboro 

By Districts 

1. Reuben V. Clark of Greenfield 

2. Samuel M. Jones of Springfield 

3. Victor Annala of Fitchburg . 

4. James Cronin of Worcester . 

5. William A. Chase of Lowell . 

6. Ralph E. Gardner of Haverhill 

7. Archibald H. Adamson of 

Methuen . 

8. John S. Young of Cambridge . 

9. William Sanborn of Somerville 

10. John J. McEttrick of Boston . 

11. Moses J. Konikow of Boston . 

12. Louis Marcus of Boston . 

14. Zoel Thibadeau of Brockton . 

13. Eugene Hough of Newton . 

15. Louis Schriever of North Attle- 

borough 

16. Robert Metcalf .of New Bedford 
Hanly and Landrith, Prohibition 

At Large 

William Shaw of Andover . 
John B. Lewis of Reading . 

By Districts 

1. Oliver L. Bartlett of Pittsfield 

2. William'G. Rogers of Wilbraham 

3. Albert C. Brown of Fitchburg 

4. William W. Nash of Westbo- 

rough 

5. Charles W. Leach of Stow . 

6. John E. Peterson of Gloucester 

7. Wilbur D. Moon of Lynn . 

8. Stuart B. Remick of Melrose . 

9. William G. Merrill of Maiden . 
10. Franklin S. Sprague of Boston 



I 


II 


III 


Totals 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


. 12 ' 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 


38 


6 


12 


56 



3 3 17 

3 3 17 

3 3 17 

3 3 1 7 

3 3 17 

3 3 17 

3 3 17 

3 3 17 

3 3 1 7 

3 3 17 

3 3 1 7 

3 3 17 



30 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 


11. Obed Baker of Boston . 


3 


3 


1 


7 


12. Solon W. Bingham of Boston . 


3 


3 


1 


7 


IS. Moses D. Monroe of Newton . 


3 


3 


1 


7 


14. Albert J. Orem of Sharon . 


3 


3 


1 


7 


15. John M. Fisher of Attleboro . 


3 


3 


1 


7 


16. James I. Bartholomew of New 










Bedford 


3 


3 


1 


7 


Hughes and Fairbanks, Republican 




, 






At Large 











George V. L. Meyer of Hamilton 

Edward A. Thurston of Fall 

River 



By Districts 

1. Kelton B. Miller of Pittsfield . 

2. Gurdon W. Gordon of Spring- 

field 

3. George R. Wallace of Fitchburg 

4. Webster Thayer of Worcester . 

5. Herbert E. Fletcher of West- 

ford 

6. Isaac Patch of Gloucester . 

7. Charles Cabot Johnson of Na- 

hant 

8. Arthur Black of Winchester 

9. Charles Bruce of Everett 

10. Joseph B. Maccabe of Boston 

11. Grafton D. Cushing of Boston 

12. George F. Lawley of Boston 

13. George S. Smith of Newton 

14. Horace A. Keith of Brockton 

15. Frederick E. Goff of Taunton 

16. Phineas C. Headley, Jr. of Fair- 

haven 

Reimer and Harrison, Socialist Labor 

At Large 

Oscar Kinsalas of Lynn 
Ingvar Paulsen of Boston . 

By Districts 

1. Henry Noffke of Holyoke . 

2. Daniel S. Law of West Spring- 

field 

3. John A. Anderson of Gardner . 

4. William Taylor of Worcester . 



668 



668 



668 

668 
668 
668 

668 
668 

668 
668 
668 
668 
668 
668 
668 
668 
668 

668 



275 



275 



275 

275 
275 
275 

275 
275 

272 
275 
275 
275 
275 
275 
275 
275 
275 

275 



307 
307 

307 

307 
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307 



1250 
1250 

1250 

1250 
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REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



31 



5. John McKinnon of Lowell . 

6. Jeremiah P. McNally of Salem 

7. Ezekiel Hamburger of Lynn 

8. Frederick Roberts of Medford 

9. Andrew Morteson of Somerville 

10. Paul E. Anderson of Boston 

11. Henry C. Hess of Boston . 

12. Harry Keller of Boston 
IS. Dyer Enger of Ashland 

14. John A. Frederickson of Brain 

tree . . 

15. Albert Barnes of Fall River 

16. Jeremiah O'Fihelly of Plymouth 
Wilson and Marshall, Democratic 

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David I. Walsh of Fitchburg . 


566 


89 


272 


927 


Sherman L. Whipple of Brook- 










line . . . 


566 


89 


272 


927 



By Districts 



Harry A. Garfield of Williams- 
town 

Thomas F. Harrington of Spring- 
field 

Marcus C. Coolidge of Fitch- 
burg . 

H. Oscar Rochleau of Worces- 
ter 

Humphrey 0' Sullivan of Lowell 

Charles F. Ropes of Salem . 

Simeon Viger of Lawrence 

8. Eugene Wambaugh of Cam- 

bridge 

9. Marcus Beebe of Maiden . 

10. William Taylor of Boston . 

11. Josiah Quincy of Boston . 

12. John MacDonnell of Boston . 

13. Edward E. Ginsburg of Boston 

14. Charles M. Hickey of Brockton 

15. John F. Doherty of Fall River 

16. Thomas C. Thacher of Yar- 

mouth 

Blanks 



2. 



4. 

5. 
6. 

7. 



566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


566 


89 


272 


927 


47 


10 


27. 


84 



32 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Governor 

James Hayes of Plymouth. ... 10 3 13 

Chester R. Lawrence of Boston . 5 5 2 12 

Samuel W. McCall of Winchester . 688 304 315 1307 

Frederick W. Mansfield of Boston 542 61 270 873 

Dan A. White of Brockton ... 28 3 8 39 

Blanks 49 10 22 81 

Lieutenant Governor 

Calvin Cooiidge of Northampton . 710 304 309 1323 

Alfred H. Evans of Hadley . . 10 6 3 19 

Sylvester J. McBride of Watertown 35 3 7 45 

Thomas J. Maher of Medford 7 1 1 9 

Thomas P. Riley of Maiden . . 467 50 237 754 

Blanks 93 19 63 175 

Secretary 

Thomas F. Brennan of Salem . . 12 2 9 23 

Leon R. Eyges of Brooklme . . 414 39 219 672 

Louise Adams Grout of Boston .38 5 7 50 

Albert P. Langtry of Springfield 701 308 299 1308 

Blanks 157 29 86 272 

Treasurer 

Charles L. Burrill of Boston .'- . 707 303 303 1313 

Frederick E. Oelcher of Peabody . 5 2 4 11 

Elam K. Sheldon of Greenfield .33 3 7 43 

Henry N. Teague of Wiliiamstown 423 39 217 679 

Blanks 154 36 89 279 



Auditor 

Joseph Bearak of Boston . 
Frank Bohmbach of Boston 
Alonzo B. Cook of Boston . 
John B. N. Soulliere of Worcester 
Blanks 

Attorney General 

Henry C. Attwill of Lynn . 
Joseph Joyce Donahue of Medford 
Joseph Jiskra of Milford . 
John Weaver Sherman of Boston . 
Blanks 



32 


3 


8 


43 


8 


3 


5 


16 


679 


299 


292 


1270 


408 


38 


210 


656 


195 


40 


105 


340 


leral 
711 


301 


312 


1324 


422 


43 


217 


682 


4 


1 


3 


8 


38 


3 


12 


53 


147 


35 


76 


258 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 33 



Senator in Congress 

John F. Fitzgerald of Boston . . 548 68 271 887 
Henry Cabot Lodge of Nahant . 658 282 307 1247 
William N. McDonald of North- 
ampton 46 9 13 68 

Blanks 70 24 29 123 

Congressman, Eighth District 

Frederick W. Dallinger of Cam- 
bridge 719 297 314 1330 

Frederick S. Dietrick of Cambridge 503- 69 257 829 

Blanks 100 17 49 166 

Councillor, Sixth District 

James G. Harris of Medford . . 698 297 302 1297 

Blanks ........ 624 86 318 1028 

Senator, Sixth Middlesex District 

Edwin T. McKnight of Medford . 674 290 294 1258 

Whitfield L. Tuck of Winchester . 463 50 248 761 

Blanks 185 43 78 306 

Representative in General Court, Nineteenth Middlesex District 

Eden K. Bowser of Wakefield . . 804 314 336 1454 

William H. Butler of W T akefield . 440 43 247 730 

Blanks 78 26 37 141 

County Commissioner, Middlesex County 

Erson B. Barlow of Lowell . . 695 292 317 1268 

Blanks . -.'. 627 91 30.3 1021 

Associate Commissioners, Middlesex County 

Frederic P. Barnes of Newton . . 665 286 317 1268 

H. Harding Hale of Hudson . . 488 181 199 868 

Blanks . 1491 299 724 2514 

District Attorney, Northern District 

William R. Scharton of Reading . 450 50 229 729 

Nathan A. Tufts of Waltham . . 688 286 299 1273 

Blanks ......... 184 47 92 323 

Clerk of Courts, Middlesex County 

William C. Dillingham of Maiden . 709 277 308 1294 

Blanks 613 106 312 1031 

Register of Deeds, Middlesex Southern District 

Thomas Leighton. Jr. of Cambridge 698 276 305 1279 

Blanks 624 . 107 315 1046 



34 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Register of Probate and Insolvency, Middlesex County 

Frederick M. Esty of Framingham 660 271 275 1206 

Timothy E. Quinn of Cambridge . 331 31 170 532 

Blanks 331 81 175 587 

Shall there be a convention to 
revise, alter or amend the constitu- 
tion of the commonwealth? 

"Yes" . . 517 151 254 922 

"No" 251 86 127 464 

Blanks 554 146 239 939 

Shall an act passed by the 
General Court in the year nineteen 
hundred and sixteen to make the 
first day of January, known as New 
Year's Day, a legal holiday, be ap- 
proved and become law? 

"Yes" 683 231 330 1244 

"No" 289 73 135 497 

Blanks 350 79 155 584 

Shall an act passed by the 
General Court in the year nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, entitled "An 
Act to prevent the voters of one 
political party from voting in the 
primaries of another political party 
be approved and become law? 

"Yes" " . . 473 150 222 845 

"No" . ! 331 99 155 585 

Blanks . 518 134 243 895 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 



Report of Selectmen 

To the Citizens of the Town of Wakefield. 

We herewith respectfully submit the annual report of the Board 
of Selectmen for the year ending December 31, 1916, together with 
the reports of the several departments under its control or super- 
vision. 

ORGANIZATION 

The Board, consisting of Nathaniel E. Cutler, John A. Meloney, 
John J. Round, Earl H. Morton and Frank H. Hackett, held its first 
meeting March 9, 1916. John J. Round was elected Chairman, 
Frank H. Hackett, Secretary, and H. A. Simonds was appointed Clerk. 

COMMITTEES 

Street, N. E. Cutler, J. J. Round. 

Military, J. A. Meloney. 

Police, E. H. Morton. 

Fire, J. A. Meloney. 

Town Hall, F. H. Hackett. 

Licenses, F. H. Hackett, J. A. Meloney, E. H. Morton. 

Clerk of Board, H. A. Simonds. 

APPOINTMENTS 

Town Counsel, M. E. S. Clemons. 

Superintendent of Streets, O. H. Starkweather. 

Janitor of Hall, Harvey S. Parker. 

Dog Officer, James J. Pollard. 

Fire Inspector, William E. Cade. 

Inspector of Wires, William E. Cade. 

Forest Warden, William E. Cade. 

Inspector of Animals, Palmer Corbett. 

Registrar of Voters, Fred E. Bunker. 

Inspector of Buildings, Cornelius Donovan. 

Keeper of Lockup, Joseph L. Preston. 

Burial Agent, John M. Gate. 

Agent, care of soldiers' graves, Charles A. Evans. 

Moth Department, W. W. Whittredge. 

Sweetser Lecture Committee, Edwin C. Miller, W. S. Perkins, J. 
Lowe McMahon, H. M. Wheeler, Harris M. Dolbeare. 

Board of Fire Engineers, William E. Cade, Edw. S. Jacob, 
Henry A. Feindel. 

Constables, H. A. Simonds, James J. Pollard, Henry DeRoach, 
Joseph L. Preston, Lincoln S. Tainter, Frank H. Robinson, Louis N. 

Tyzzer. 



36 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

POLICE OFFICERS 

John A. Meloney, Lewis E. Carter, George 0. Russell, Roy D. 
Jones, William G. Carley, James Findley, John N. Logan, Walter 

F. Carley, David B. W. Findley, 0. H. Starkweather, Henry Hoyt, 
Herman Salholm, Nath. E. Knowles, Francis W. Howard, Thomas W. 
O'Neil, Willie R. Blake, John G. M. Gates, Albert D. Cate, Herbert 
T. Mitchell, George F. Leach, Ernest Tyler, Arthur Gibbons, Emil 
Nelson, William H. Murray, H. S. Parker, Henry J. Gilfoyle, John J 
Cotter, Michael Foley, George W. Couillard, A.- P. Butler, John Mini- 
kin, Ralph W. Foster, Woodbury W. Smith, Joseph Fazio, Louis P. 
Fairfield, Harry C. Van Wert, George B. DeRoach, George R. Upton, 

G. S. M. McDaniel, F. W. Howard, Wesley Edmands. 

During the year the J3oard has granted licenses as follows for 
which fees have been received : 

2 Theatre Licenses No Fee 

22 Victuallers' Licenses No Fee 

16 Peddlers' Licenses $ 16.00 

7 Auctioneers' Licenses 14.00 

1 Second-hand Furniture License . . . 15.00 

7 Junk Licenses . 350.00 

6 Pool Licenses 30.00 

1 Bowling License 5.00 

3 Pony Express Licenses No Fee $425.00 

The usual Town Hall appropriation is $4,000. By adding $300 

to this amount, it was made possible for us to install an illuminated 
clock in the tower, make other changes, and still keep within our 
regular appropriation. In making room for the Water Department, 
which is now located in the Town Hall, we found it necessary to find 
additional space for the Police Department. This was done by par- 
titioning off and cementing the basement, and it is now possible to 
bring a disorderly person who has been arrested directly into the 
Police Office and to the cells in the basement without going through 
the main corridor and without disturbing people who are in the 
Town Hall. / 

The steam boiler was condemned by the State Inspector last sum- 
mer, and it became necessary to call upon the Finance Committee to 
supply $925 from the reserve fund. This has been done, and we 
have now a pair of small boilers in the basement which have proved 
very satisfactory so far. We think they will save coal, and we trust 
they will serve the town as well as the old boiler which was installed 
in the building, when it was built, over forty years ago. 

The town business, generally, has been transacted under diffi- 
culties on account of lack of office room in the Town Hall. Now, 
however, that the to'wn is about to receive a new library through the 



REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS 37 

generosity of one of our citizens, we shall, within a year or two, have 
ample room to transact all the town's business in the Town Hall. 

This year the work of the Board of Selectmen has proceeded 
more smoothly than usual, due probably to the fact that the entire 
Board was re-elected, and that the organization and committees re- 
mained the same. Weekly meetings have been held throughout the 
year on Thursday nights, and members of the Board have been pres- 
ent at numerous hearings where the town's interest was at stake. 

We take this opportunity to express our appreciation of the 
courtesy and kindness which has been shown to our Board by every 
member of the Town Government with whom we have come in con- 
tact. We have found a willingness on the part of every one to go 
even beyond the requirements of their positions in the interests of 
the town, and we most particularly want to express our appreciation 
of the services of the Clerk of the Board, H. A. Simonds, whose un- 
usual knowledge of the affairs of the town has been of great value. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN J. ROUND, Chairman, 
NATH'L E. CUTLER, 
FRANK H. HACKETT, 
EARL H. MORTON, 
JOHN A. MELONEY. 



Report of Inspector of Buildings 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — I respectfully submit my report for the year 1916. 
Permits have been issued for the following: 
48 One-family dwellings 

8 Two-family dwellings 
3 Factories 

2 Stores 

9 Storehouses 
2 Boilerhouses 
1 Henhouse 

1 Barn 
39 Garages 

20 Additions and Alterations 
Total 133. Estimated cost $208,720. 
Eight garages were established in existing buildings, making 47 
garages in all, for which hearings were held and licenses granted by 
the selectmen. 

I have made 430 inspections, many faulty constructions have 
been corrected, especially in fire stopping and fire prevention. 

I have inspected 32 elevators and made reports to the state. 



38 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Four elevator operators designated and six licensed. 

The building of shacks and temporary houses has been stopped 
as far as possible and no more will be allowed. I intend to recom- 
mend some addition to the building laws, which is very much needed, 
at the next town meeting, which will also help to prevent the building 
of shacks if many should be attempted. 

Respectfully, 

CORNELIUS DONOVAN, 

Inspector of Buildings. 

Report of Inspector of Wires 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — In compliance with the vote of the town will report 
that I have made a total of 575 inspections during the year 1916. 

Eighty-eight defects were found and the same were all made 

to comply with the National Electrical Code. 

Yours Respectfully, 

W. E. CADE, 

Wire Inspector. 

Report of Forest Warden 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — During the year 1916 there was a total of 76 
woods and grass fires. The cost to extinguish same was as follows: 

Appropriation made $275.00 

Expended as per pay rolls 

Outstanding bills 1915 32.50 

Supplies and pay rolls 1916 156.76 $189.26 

Received from B. & M. RR. for two fires set 

by engines 6.45 

Total cost $182.81 

W. E. CADE, 

Forest Warden. 

Report of Workmen'sCompen- 
sation Agent 

Tc the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — I respectfully submit the following report for 
the year 1916: 



REPORT OF FIRE ENGINEERS 39 

An employee of the street department, Frank McGlory, was 
injured by falling from a ladder and fractured his heel. He is 
drawing compensation of $10 per week since September 2nd and is 
still on the list. I trust he will be able to resume work very soon. 
Other employees of the town were slightly injured and received 
medical treatment but no compensation. 

A detailed statement will be found in the Town Accountant's 
report. 

Respectfully, 

CORNELIUS DONOVAN, 

Compensation Agent. 



Report of Fire Engineers 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

The Board of Fire Engineers herewith present their annual 
report, giving the records of fires that have occurred during the year, 
with the losses on same as near as can be estimated, and such other 
information that may be of interest to the town. 

THE DEPARTMENT APPARATUS AND HOSE 

The department is the same as at our last year's report. All 
apparatus is in first-class condition. During the year we have pur- 
chased 1600 feet of new hose, 1000 feet from special appropriation 
and 600 feet from the regular Fire Department appropriation. All 
hose has been tested; 800 feet has been condemned, being of no 
value. There is now 6200 feet of serviceable hose in the department, 
and in our judgment it will not be necessary to purchase any this year. 

AUTO APPARATUS 

The Sewell Cushion Wheels which were put on the rear end of 
the Webb truck have proved satisfactory after a year's service. We 
have had the front end equipped with the same this year. 

RECORD OF FIRES 

During the year the department has responded to 125 alarms, 
divided as follows: 91 still alarms and 34 box alarms. The following 
are the box alarms, together with the still alarms that have had any 
loss at the same: 



40 town of Wakefield 

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 4.37 p.m. Box No. 24. Dwelling No. 17 

Byron street, owned by William Porter an/1 occupied by F. W. 

Howard and William A. Mayer. Loss, about $200. Cause, hot 
ashes in wooden box. 

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1.35 p.m. Out-of-town call. Burning" of 
the Herrick House at Lynnfield. 

Friday, Jan. 28, 6.26 p.m. Box No. 61. Grass off Elm street. 

Saturday, Feb. 5, 4.50 p.m. Box No. 9. False alarm. 

Thursday, March 9, 2.27 a.m. Box No. 113. Dwelling No. 45 
Eenwick Road, owned by A. J. Campbell, occupied by A. J. Campbell 
and Arthur Rowe. Loss, about $7500. Cause, defective chimney. 

Monday, March 20, 9. 23 p.m. Box No. 23. False alarm. 

Monday, March 27, 6.58 p.m. Box No. 31. Small fire in sawdust 
blower at Wakefield Rattan Co. No loss. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2.57 p.m. Box No. 15. Automobile fire, 
Main street, Junction. Loss, unknown. 

Saturday, April 8, 1.58 p.m. Box No. 5. Woods off Montrose 
avenue. 

'Wednesday, April 19, 10.30 p.m. Box No. 19. Dwelling, Lin- 
den avenue, owned and occupied by Charles E. Tingley. Loss, about 
SHOO. Cause, probably from combustion. 

Thursday, April 20, 3.55 p.m. Box No. 9. Barn rear of 108 
Water street, owned by Ignazio Palumbo. Loss $35. Cause, spark 
from bonfire. 

Monday, April 24, 1.02 a.m. Box No. 32. False alarm. 

Saturday, April 29, 9.05 a.m Still alarm. Dwelling No. 25 
Franklin street, owned by R. Daniels and occupied by W. G. Maker. 
Loss, $76. Cause, children playing with matches. 

Saturday, May 13, 12.03 p.m. Box No. 5. House owned and 
occupied by Mrs. Jennie M. Perkins, Montrose avenue. Loss, about 
$35. Cause, spark from chimney. 

Thursday, June 1, 1.20 p.m. Box No. 28. Wakefield Planing 
Mill, off Broadway, owned and occupied by Brown & Collins. Loss,' 
about $57. Cause, spark from chimney. 

Tuesday, June 20, 5.45 p.m.,Box No. 19. False alarm. 

Saturday, June 24, 1.28 p.m. Box No. 31. Roof of building 
at Wakefield Rattan Co. Loss, about $15. Cause, probably spark 
from chimney. 

Saturday, July 15, 7.58 p.m. Box No. 37. Barn rear No. 24 
Pearl street, owned by Charles Cheney. Loss, small. Cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, July 19, 12.45 a.m. Box No. 58. False alarm. 

Wednesday, August 2, 11.40 a.m. Still alarm. Dwelling rear 
No. 11 Center street, owned by John Flanley. Estate occupied by 
Joseph Doucette. Loss, about $75. Cause, spark from chimney. 

Sunday, August 6, 5.32 p.m. Box No. 15. False alarm. 



REPORT OF FIRE ENGINEERS 41 

Sunday, August 20, 2.13 p.m. Box No. 46. Dwelling 78 Ver- 
non street, owned by H. Atwood. Loss, $25. Cause, spark from 
chimney. 

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2.28 p.m. Box No. 115. Building of Lead 
Lmed Iron Pipe Co., Broadway, owned by Thomas E. Dwyer. Loss, 
about $360. Cause, from furnace. 

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7.25 a.m. Box No. 23. Dwelling 167 Al- 
bion street, owned by Mrs. McMinnan and occupied by Mrs. Fogarty. 
Loss, small. Cause, careless smoking. 

Thursday, Oct. 5, 3.40 a.m. Box No. 38. Dining room, 24 
Water street, owned by Ira Atkinson and occupied by Bonne Jrasso. 
Loss, about $100. Cause, kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10.54 p.m. Box No. 63. Bridge owned by 
B. & M. R.R., Winn street. Loss small. Cause, spark from locomotive. 

Saturday, Oct. 14, 3.17 a.m. Box No. 7. Store owned and 

occupied by Ralph DeCecca, 24 Traverse street. Loss, about $390. 
Probably caused by old rubbish in basement. 

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10.55 a.m. Box No. 44. Woods off Montrose 
avenue. 

Saturday, Nov. 25, 10.38 a.m. Box No. 25. Brush lire off 
Hopkins street. 

Monday, Nov. 27, 1.40 p.m. Box No. 44. Woods, Montrose 
avenue. ) 

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 10.18 a.m. Box No. 23. Dwelling 26 
Lake street, owned by D. Greaney and occupied by Thomas Conley. 
Loss small. Cause, probably hot ashes in wooden box. 

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2.12 p.m. Box No. 38. Basement of Tay- 
lor building on Main street. Loss, about $125. Cause, gas explosion. 

Tuesday, December 19, 8.50 p.m. Box No. 9. Dwelling No. 6 

Curtis street, owned and occupied by Peter Thibault. Loss, about 

$700. Cause, thawing water pipes. 

Friday, Dec. 29, 2.27 p.m. Box No. 32. Dwelling No. 11 

Columbia Road, owned by Leiboreo Russo and occupied by Frank 

Deso. Loss, about $75. Cause, probably children and matches. 
Sunday, Dec. 31, 10.15 p.m. Box No. 35. Automobile owned 

by G. Grattan. Loss, small. Cause, back-firing. 

Estimated value of property endangered . . . $209,900.00 

Estimated loss on same 10,926.00 

Insurance on same 119,900.00 

The department has rendered out-of-town aid twice during the 

year — once at Peabody on January 9, and once at Lynnfield on 

January 19. 



42 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Conclusion. The officers and members of the department have 
worked harmoniously and faithfully in the discharge of their duties, 
and the Chief of Police and his department have rendered valuable 
service to us at fires. We wish to thank the citizens for the financial 
aid given to our relief which cares for the members of the depart- 
ment who are injured or sick. We are indebted to your Honorable 
Board and to John A. Meloney, committee on fire department, for 
the advice and co-operation given during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. CADE, Chief, 
EDW. S. JACOB, Sec'y, 
HENRY A. FEINDEL, 

Board of Fire Engineers. 

Report of Sealers of Weights 
and Measures 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit to you a report of my work 
done in 1916. 













Ad- 




Non- Con- 


justed 


Sealed 


Sealed demned 


Platform scales over 5,000 lbs. . 


16 




Platform scales under 5,000 lbs. 


88 


1 2: 


Counter scales 




91 




Beam scales 






14 




Spring scales 




1 


76 


1 5 


Computing Platform scales . 






25 




Computing Hanging scales . 






4 




Slot Weighing Machines . 






6 


2 


Prescription scales 








7 




Weights Avoirdupois 






27 


754 




Weights Apothecary . 








112 


3 


Dry Measure 










10 




Liquid Measure 












96 




Oil Pumps 












17 




Molasses Pumps 












8 




Milk Jars 












346 




Glass Graduates 












12 


t 


Ice Cream Cans 












20 




Yard Measures 












33 




Measuring Machines 








2 




Fees collected during the year, $109.21 


, 




Respectfully submitted, 




ALBERT A. 


MANSFIELD, 










Se 


aler of Weights and 


Measures. 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 43 

Report of Library Trustees 

ORGANIZATION OF TRUSTEES 

Chairman . . . . . . . . Winfield S. Ripley, Jr. 

Secretary Miss Elizabeth F. Ingram. 

Treasurer George E. Walker 

COMMITTEES 
LIBRARY 

Richard Dutton, Chairman 
Hervey J. Skinner Mrs. Florence L. Bean 

READING ROOM 

Mrs. Florence L. Bean, Chairman 
Winfield S. Ripley, Jr. Hervey J. Skinner 

CATALOGUE 

Miss Elizabeth F. Ingram, Chairman 
Arthur L. Evans Frank T. Woodbury 

FINANCE 

Walter O. Cartwright, Chairman 
Richard Dutton Arthur L. Evans 

GREENWOOD 

Frank T. Woodbury, Chairman 
Walter 0. Cartwright Miss Elizabeth F. Ingram 

BOOK 

Edson W. White, Chairman 

Richard Dutton Winfield S. Ripley, Jr. 

Frank T. Woodbury Arthur L. Evans 

Elizabeth F. Ingram Florence L. Bean 

Hervey J. Skinner Walter O. Cartwright 

Librarian Miss H. Gertrude Lee 

* Assistant Librarian . . . . . . Miss Emma L. Campbell 

Assistant Librarian (Greenwood) . . Mrs. Idabelle F. Studley 

Attendant Mrs. Katherine Madden 

Attendant . . . ... . . Miss Olive L. Eaton 

Attendant Miss Etta M. Smith 

Attendant . Mrs. Cora MacQuarrie 

Sunday Attendant, Reading Room . . William MacLeod 

*Extra Attendant Hildur L. Carlson 

* Resigned, September 1916 



44 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 

The generous offer of Mr. Junius Beebe in regard to a new 
library for the town is the most satisfactory solution of the library 
problem. Mr. Beebe's letter follows: 

To the Committee having in charge the raising of money for 
and the purchase of a site for a public library in the town of Wake- 
field: 

The family of Lucius Beebe, appreciating the distinction con- 
ferred upon him and them many years ago by the Town of Wake- 
field in bestowing upon its library the name "Beebe Town Library," 
and recognizing that the present accommodations are entirely inade- 
quate for the needs of the greatly increased population, and in view 
of the fact that many public-spirited citizens of the town have con- 
tributed a fund for the purchase of a site for a new library building 
to be conveyed to the town when it shall determine to erect such a 
building, and desiring to further commemorate the life and character 
of their father, will contribute toward the erection and furnishing of 
a new library building to be called "Beebe Town Library" upon the 
site bargained for by your Committee, when said site shall be 
purchased and suitably graded, the sum of sixty thousand dollars, 
and the undersigned will be pleased to meet your Committee, at our 
mutual convenience, to make such further arrangements as may 
be necessary. 

Yours truly, 

JUNIUS BEEBE. 
Wakefield, Dec. 18, 1916. 

The efforts of the Citizens' Committee should not be forgotten 
since they brought the whole matter to a focus by carrying through 
the campaign to raise money for a library site. The members of the 
committee are as follows: 

Harris M. Dolbeare, chairman; Dr. J. William O'Connell, secre- 
tary; Arthur L. Evans, treasurer; A. Leon Cutler, Dr. Richard Dutton, 
Theodore Eaton, J. Lowe McMahon, Dr. T. Fulton Parks, Winfield S. 
Ripley, Jr., Harry M. Wheeler, J. Theodore Whitney, Charles N. 
Winship. 

The large number of citizens who responded so loyally to the 
call for funds ought also to be commended but space is not available 
for their names — there are over 1200 of them — and they can be only 
mentioned in this place. 

The Trust Funds of the library are as follows : 

Cyrus G. Beebe . . . '. . . $2,000.00 
Flint Memorial Fund ..... 1,000.00 

Merrill W. Gove 500.00 

Dr. Francis P. Hurd . . . . . 2,500.00 

Franklin Poole 500.00 

C. Wakefield 500.00 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 45 

The interest from these funds is used only for the purchase of 
books and each book so purchased contains a label showing the fund 
drawn on in the purchase. A "form of bequest" has been printed 
on the inside front cover of the Town Report for the use of any 
friends of the library who may wish to use it. A bequest of this 
sort serves as a perpetual memorial to the giver. 

The working force of the library is on .the same businesslike 
footing as formerly. This is due in no small degree to the able 
management of the librarian, Miss H. Gertrude Lee, as shown in the 
manner in which the re-classification is carried on in the limited 
space available, the arranging of satisfactory schedules for the at- 
tendants, planning the desk work so that the rush hours may be 
covered properly, as well as purchasing all the books and doing a 
large amount of account work that seems necessary. The Trustees 
regret to record the resignation of Miss Emma L. Campbell, who left 
us in September to enter the Boston school system as a kindergarten 
teacher. Her work, her manner and her methods were alike pleasing 
to the Trustees and the general public. 

For the ensuing year the Trustees recommend the appropriation 
of $3,420 including the Dog Tax. 

For the Trustees, 

W. S. RIPLEY, Jr., Chairman 

LIBRARIAN'S REPORT 

To the Board of Trustees of the Beebe Town Library, the- 
Librarian submits the following report for the year 1916. 

Compared with last year, the circulation shows a slight loss, 
which is largely due to the great decrease in the use of children's 
cards during the prevalence of infantile paralysis. 

During the year a number of books have been added by request. 
Such suggestions are very welcome and will be noted and considered. 
We wish to make the library as helpful and efficient as possible. Of 
the total number of books added this year, both new and to replace 
worn-out copies, over 200 were for the youngest children. These 
count up fast as the price of a primer is about one-fifth that of a 

new novel. 

\ The story hours were conducted by the Kosmos Club and eight 
mornings were given in the reading room on Saturdays beginning 
January the eighth. The attendance was large, the appreciation 
of the children was marked by excellent behavior and intelligent: 
comprehension and the whole series was a great success. 

We have continued to borrow a few Polish books from the' 
Massachusetts Free Public Library commission and this year, in 
addition, purchased a few to increase our own small collection. 

The library was represented by the librarian and assistants at 
the Massachusetts Library Club meeting in January at the Widener 



46 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Memorial Library of Harvard College and at a district meeting held 
in Maiden in the new children's room of the public library. 

Numerous gifts have been received this year. Charles N. Win- 
ship presented to the library a valuable set of books, the National 
Cyclopedia of American Biography, in sixteen volumes. The 
Superintendent of Schools has generously remembered us with ele- 
mentary books. Following this report is a detailed list of all gifts. 

We are indebted to the Daily Item for the printing of weekly 
lists, often augmented by notes of interest concerning library activ- 
ities. 

A few books have been borrowed through the inter-library loan 
system from both Boston and Maiden. This privilege is much appre- 
ciated. 

On the afternoon of March twenty third, the reading room was 
reserved for one hour for the exhibit, in charge of Miss Elizabeth 
Frances Ingram, of our collection of Shakespearian engravings, pre- 
sented to the library by George L. Wakefield. This exhibit was 
especially for the benefit of the high school pupils, who attended in 
goodly numbers and showed much interest. In December, we had 
a small exhibit in a case in the delivery room of good books for 
Christmas gifts for children, selected from the list issued by the 
H. W. Wilson Co. Copies of this list were freely distributed. 

The reclassification of the library according to the Dewey sys- 
tem with Cutter author numbers is being carried forward as fast as 
opportunity permits. Fiction, poetry and drama are completed. 
Headings and recitations, biography and United States history are 
nearly finished and a beginning has been made in two other subjects. 
Compared with the numerical notation, the numbers often seem am- 
biguous, but the great advantage of having all books on a subject in 
one group is daily demonstrated. 

The circulation at the Greenwood Branch was less than last year 
but in October the room was closed by the Board of Health wtylle the 
school building> in which the room is located, was also closed. 

When the magazine list for the reading room was submitted in 
March, two magazines were dropped, two discontinued publication, and 
two new ones were added, Field and Stream and House and Garden. 
There are now 57 magazines and 6 newspapers currently received and 
on file in the reading room. The Reader's Guide to Periodical Lit- 
erature is used continually and the room is well patronized for gen- 
eral reading and reference work. 

The receipts and expenditures of the past year are as follows: 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 



47 



LIBRARY AND READING ROOM 

Appropriation $2,195.00 

Income from Dog Tax 831.06 

Income from Trust Funds 280.20 

$3,306.26 
SALARIES 

Librarian $740.98 

Assistants 478.23 $1,219.21 

BOOKS 

New . . $383.36 

Keplaced . 333.09 

Duplicate 25.48 

Binding and rebinding .... 296.52 $1,038.45 

Printing 136.50 

Express 9.95 

Incidentals 106.31 

Lighting 181.01 





GREENWOOD BRANCH 


Librarian 


. . . . $145.50 


Assistant 






. . 46.45 


Janitor 






. . 26.00 


Express . . . 






. . 25.00 


Miscellaneous 






. . 22.17 


Books. New . . 






, $20.13 


Replaced 






. 17.95 38.08 



303.20 



READING ROOM 

Daily attendant .....$ 60.00 

Sunday attendant 33.00 

Magazines and newspapers . . 156.25 
Magazine binders . . . ,. . 16.55 

Books 41.88 

Incidentals and repairs . . . 3.95 $311.63 

Library receipts for 1916, returned to town .... 

STATISTICAL REPORT 

Number of volumes Jan. 1,1916. 

Added by purchase, new 

Added by purchase, to replace wornout volumes 

(11 by donation) 

Added by donation 

Added by magazines bound 



$3,306.26 
$ 193.14 



18,132 
613 
437 

172 
33 



48 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Volumes added to the Greenwood Branch: 

By purchase, new 

By purchase, to replace wornout . 

By donation 

By magazines bound .... 



.Volumes worn out and discarded, Main library 
Volumes worn out and discarded, Greenwood 

Total number of volumes, Jan. 1, 1917 . 
Number of volumes rebound, Main library 
Number of volumes rebound, Greenwood . 
New names registered, Main library . 
New names registered, Greenwood 

Books and magazines circulated for home use: 

Main library 

Greenwood 

Total circulation . . 

Days open for circulation, Main library 
Average daily circulation ...... 

Days open for circulation, Greenwood 

Average daily circulation 

Total number of cards registered, Main library 
Total number of cards registered, Greenwood 
Books used for reference, Main library . 
Postals used for waiting list, Main library 
Postals used for waiting list, Greenwood 

DONATIONS 



46 
25 

7 
2 



788 
98 



694 

67 

540 

113 



80 



19,467 



886 



18,581 
761 
653 



61,931 
14.214 



76,145 
304 

203.7 

147 

96.6 

3,931 
872 

2,989 
599 
128 



American Jewish Committee, New York . 

Brooks, D. M 

Burditt, Sylvester 

Carey, A. A 

Carlisle, Ralph Edward, Jr 

Carnegie endowment for international peace 

Dolbeare, Harris M 

Friends 

General Education Board, New York city . 

lyenaga, Toyokichi 

Kosmos Club 

Lawrence, Mrs. L. C 

Lee, Edward E 

Lee, H. Gertrude 

Low, Ruth I. . . 

Mansfield. Charles F 



Books Pamphlets 



1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
3 
1 
1 
4 
10 
4 
2 
1 
1 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 



49 



Massachusetts, Commonwealth of .... 28 

Massachusetts, New Church Union .... 1 

Maxim, Hudson 1 

Morton, Mrs. Sarah Yale ....... 2 

National Canners' Association 1 

National City Bank of New York .... 1 

Neis, A. M 

Parker, Sir Gilbert 1 

Pendleton, Miss Lucy 

Ripley, W. S., Jr 11 

Superintendent of Schools 40 

Thompson, Slason 1 

T. T. O. Club . 28 

United States government 13 

Winship, Charles N 16 

Yale, Miss Octavia 13 

MAGAZINES DONATED 

French, Mrs. G. R. Four-Footed Friends. 

Friend, A. Y'ale Review. 

Publishers. Our Dumb Animals. 

Publishers. Stenotypist. 

Skinner, H. J. National Geographic magazine. 



Library Hours. 

Daily, except Sunday, 2 to 8.30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 to 9 p.m.. 
Reading Room Hours. 

Daily, 8 to 12 a.m., 1.30 to 5, 7 to 9 p.m., Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m„ 

GREENWOOD BRANCH 

DONATIONS 

Books 

Lenoir, Thomas ... - 1 

Pittman, Mrs. L. J 5 

Ripley, W. S., Jr 1 

MAGAZINES DONATED 
Hall, Mrs. Mary K. Harper's magazine. 
MacQuarrie, Cora. Cosmopolitan magazine. 
Morrill, Mrs. Helena. Everybody's and Pictorial Review. 
Publishers. Our Dumb Animals. 
Pittman, Mrs. L. J. Miscellaneous copies. 
Turner, Mrs. Ella. Miscellaneous copies. 
Wright, Mrs. C. W. Miscellaneous copies. 
Wyatt, Mrs. B. A. Miscellaneous copies. 

American Library Association Form for Uniform Statistics 
Annual report for year ended Dec. 31, 1916. 
Beebe Town Library, Wakefield, Mass. 



50 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Population. 12,781. 

Terms of use. Free. 

Agencies. Main library, one branch. 

Days open during year. Main library 304 

Hours open each week for lending. Main library . 39 % 

Hours open each week for reading. Main library . 39% 

Days open during year. Branch 147 

Hours open each week for lending. Branch ... 6 

Hours open each week for reading. Branch ... 6 

Number of volumes at beginning of year 18,132 

Number of volumes added by purchase 1,121 

Number of volumes added by gift 179 

Number of volumes added by binding ..... 35 

Number of volumes withdrawn during year .... 886 

Total number of volumes at end of year .... 18,581 

Number of volumes loaned for home use .... 76,145 

Number of borrowers registered during year . . . 653 

Total number of registered borrowers 4,803 

Registration period 5 years 

Number of newspapers (6) and periodicals (59) currently 

received. Main library 65 

Number of periodicals currently received. Branch . . 12 

LIBRARY RECEIPTS 

Local taxation ..'.... $2,195.00 

Income from Dog Tax 831.06 

Income from Trust Funds 280.20 

$3,306.26 
PAYMENTS FOR 

Books ■..'.■ $ 821.89 

Periodicals 156.25 

Binding 296.52 

Salaries 1,530.16 

Light 181.01 

Other expenses 320.43 

$3,306.26 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. GERTRUDE LEE, 

Librarian. 




EUGENE S. HINCKLEY 
Park Commissioner 1896 — 1916 



REPORT OF PARK COMMISSIONERS 51 

Report of Park Commissioners 

In submitting our annual report for 1916, the Board desires to 
express its appreciation of the cordial manner in which its efforts have 
heen seconded by the people. This is shown not only by the willing 
way in which the appropriation for the Park Department has been 
voted, but still more by the wider use that has been made of the park 
facilities, especially, of course, the Common and Park, and the Hart's 
Hill Reservation, by all classes, by not only the young but those of 
maturer years, — by not only those who have lived long in Wakefield 
and thus love it for association's sake, but by the newcomers and those 
of foreign birth. 

We feel, as the Board of Park Commissioners, that we hold in 
tiust one of the most valuable assets, perhaps the most valuable, 
(though not to be expressed in dollars and cents) which our town 
possesses. 

The value of our beautiful Park with its outlying vista of lake 
and surrounding sward and woodland, in making Wakefield what it is 
in the estimation of not only its own people, but for its reputation 
abroad, is not to be easily estimated. 

The laying out of parks increases the desirability of a town as 
a place of residence equally with the facilities for ready means of 
transportation, its healthful location and the character of its popu- 
lation This is recognized by all modern planning boards. 

Welfare workers lay stress upon it. Municipal boards of trade en- 
courage it. It has become a part of the courses in civil engineering 
taught in the polytechnic schools. The development and the preser- 
vation of open spaces enhances the value of neighboring real estate. 

For this park development other towns — to say nothing of the 
great cities, — have spent thousands and tens of thousands. Wakefield 
has acquired it almost as a gift. We have not had to develop new 
areas or purchase lands. Nature and the far-sighted way in which 
the town was laid out by its early settlers have given us what less 
fortunate communities have purchased at a great price. 

A town does not grow into parks. It outgrows them, except in 
such happy exceptions as Wakefield. A town usually is built to meet 
the demands of commerce. Building is added to building, street to 
street. Sewers, electric lines and wires are pushed here and there. 
Thus the open spaces are crowded back. Thus, not only the extent 
but the direction of a town's growth is in a large degree controlled 
by the natural laws of development, resisting or directing the move- 
ments of supply and demand. 

So it is that we feel our fellow-citizens should appreciate what a 
large asset our town has in its park system. Our open spaces did not 
have to be bought. The natural lines of our territory gave it the 
basis in beautiful outlooks and far-flung vistas of park lands which 
are unexcelled for beauty in all the picturesque towns of Massachusetts. 



52 TOV/N OF WAKEFIELD 



To conserve and develop these gifts of nature is the welcome 
duty which we as a board of park commissioners feel is placed in our 
hands. 

In the line of this thought we may, as citizens, congratulate 
ourselves upon the acquisition of Hart's Hill Reservation. During the 
past year the walks and paths have been extended and improved. 
Spaces have been cleared to improve the outlying views. It has been 
gratifying to note how much the public has appreciated this part of 
the town's natural attractions which has come into the possession of 
the people 

The Board has had no unusual work in hand during the year. 
Our task has been to keep the Park, Wakefield's most beautiful feature, 
in neat condition and make it as serviceable as possible for the recrea- 
tion and rest of our people, and to care for the other park-spaces. 
In this purpose, the Board cannot too highly commend the services of 
Mr. William Murray, whose excellent judgement and constant conscien- 
tious labor have for many years been active in the care and beautifying 
of the Common and Park. 

The small park-plat at the Junction has been improved and 
kept in good order by Mr. Eugene Lenners. 

In providing band concerts on the Park in conjunction with the 
Metropolitan Park Commission, the town has afforded a means of en- 
joyment during the summer months to thousands. We believe no ex- 
penditure of public money could be put to better use as relates to the 
giving of enjoyment to the greatest possible number than the 
giving of these concerts. Aside from that, the concerts are a good 
investment for our business houses and the town, simply as an adver- 
tisement. 

Improvements have been made in the municipal bath house. Its 
patronage was not quite so large as in years past. 

The detailed account of the expenditures in each of the items 
mentioned above will be found in the town accountant's statement. 

We have to record with sorrow the passing away during the 
year of our esteemed colleague, Mr. Eugene S. Hinckley. Mr. Hinck- 
ley was greatly interested in the work of the board and his zeal, and 
good judgment have been very valuable in the service of the town. We 
feel a personal as well as public loss in his death, and will ever cherish 
the interest, devotion and business ability which he gave to the service 
of his fellow-citizens for twenty years as Park Commissioner. 

Respectfully submitted, 
GEORGE W. ABBOTT, Sec'y 
A. PHILIP KNIGHT 



REPORT OF PARK COMMISSIONERS 53 



REPORT OF SUPERVISOR OF SWIMMING 

To The Board of Park Commissioners: 

As Supervisor of the bath house, I beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report for the 1916 season. 

Work began June 12th, cleaning up the beach and getting the 
bath house opened up. A complete new wharf was built from the 
porch down into the water. Several new planks and barrels were put 
in the raft, also a new diving board. 

The bath house was officially opened June 17th. 

Classes were organized in which the beginners were taught in 
the first part of the morning and afternoon and advanced lessons and 
perfecting of strokes and diving the latter part of the morning and 
afternoon. 

The girls having only one day a week (Wednesday) had the 
same schedule. I wish to recommend at least one more day a week 
for the girls. 

The attendance for boys was only half that of the previous year. 
This was due to the excessive growth of weeds in the lake, in the vi- 
€inity of the bath house The wet, chilly weather of the opening and 
closing weeks also kept the bathers away. 

The total attendance for boys was 4,390, an average of 73 a 
day. The total attendance for girls was 1,793, an average of 163 a 
day for eleven days. The girls' attendance was nearly the same as 
the previous year. 

Safety First was practiced with the results of no serious acci- 
dents. First aid was administered to several youngsters who had 
stepped on something sharp or had bruised themselves. 

In the closing weeks the annual tests were given which con- 
sisted of Junior, Intermediate and Senior events. 

In the boys' classes, 50 learned to swim, 84 took the Junior test, a 
swim of 60 feet, 50 took the Intermediate test, swimming 100 feet, dive 
from raft, swim on back 100 feet; 20 took the advanced test across 
the lake from Beacon to Sweetser street, running front dive, and back 
dive from spring board and 8 yards under water. 

Girls: 10 learned to swim 60 feet; 10 took the Intermediate test; 
3 took the advanced test, making a total of 177 ribbons awarded. 

I wish to recommend that some efficient means be available to 
keep the weeds cleared away from the near vicinity of the bathing 
beach. 

The attitude of the bathers was orderly and helpful at all times. 

I wish to extend my thanks to the ladies who were matrons, to 
the Park Commissioners who willingly met the needs of the bathers and 
to Mr. William Murray. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RALPH E. LOCKE. 



54 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE FOR GIRLS' DAY AT 

BATH-HOUSE. 

To The Board of Park Commisioners : 

Dear Sirs: 

A committee from the Kosmos Club had charge of the bathing 
for girls at the bath house last summer. 

The bath house was open for the girls on Wednesdays, from 
June 21 to September 6. There were 1793 who took advantage of the 
privilege — an average of 163 each time. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. C. B. Hall, Chairman 
Mrs. C. E. Montague 
Mrs. H. S. Bouve' 
Mrs. W. B. Wiley 
Mrs. G. A. Packard 
Mrs. R. Dutton 
Mrs. J. R. Green 



Report of Town Counsel 

Wakefield, Jan. 1, 1917. 
To the Honorable Board of Selectmen : — 

Gentlemen : — 

Following is my report as town counsel for the year 1916. 

The beginning of the year found the Bay State St. Railway Com- 
pany's petition before the Public Service Commission for approval of 
its revision of fares and fare zones undisposed of and the hearings 
thereon continued intermittently up to July 25, 1916, occupying sixty 
days in all, the greater part of which I have attended. There have 
been also in connection with this matter many conferences of counsel 
and meetings of representatives of the affected municipalities to dis- 
cuss the matter and I have acted as treasurer for the municipalities 
who contributed toward the expense of an expert for the remonstrants. 
Wakefield contributed $100 and a total of $1900 has so far been ad- 
vanced and paid to the expert whose bill is $2600 but no further obli- 
gation therefor is on Wakefield. I drew a bill for the legislature legal- 
izing such contributions and one was enacted and is now law and in the 
form it passed now allows municipalities to effectively protect their 
residents and the public generally whenever deemed advisable by con- 
tributing money for opposing such matters. 

The result of the hearings is well known and as first construed by 
the company under the order passed August 31, 1916 by the Commis- 
sion was to increase all the fares so far as Wakefield was concerned 
but by direction of your Honorable Board I entered a protest to that 



REPORT OF TOWN COUNSEL 55 

construction and after a hearing thereon the Commission ruled that in 
Wakefield we should have the benefit of the five cent fare on all routes 
theretofore charged at that rate which began or ended in Melrose or 
Maiden. In effect this placed us between the cities allowed by the 
order to retain the five cent fare and those municipalities where the 
order allowed the six cent fare to go into effect. Practically because 
of the routes generally used by Wakefield residents, we have the five 
cent fare for by far the larger number of our citizens who use this 
service. 

The hearings before the Special Commission to determine the 
amounts to be paid on Metropolitan Park and Wellington Bridge 
were concluded and their findings made and the Supreme Court by de- 
cree put the same into effect. From that decree several municipalities 
have appealed with respect to certain costs of construction of the 
Charles River Dam. If any relief is given under said appeal it will 
throw such costs on the cities of Boston and Cambridge and lighten 
those on all others in the district. , 

Briefs were prepared by me for the Supreme Court in the Lead 
Lined Iron Pipe Co. cases (2) against the town and on March 9,. 1916 
the cases were argued before that Court which on April 6 overruled 
the exceptions of the plaintiff and judgment has been entered for the 
town and costs of $128.49 collected and paid to the treasurer. 

The two actions of Samuel H. Perry in the Superior Court for 
damages from water escaping from the standpipe in Stoneham were 
tried and one by agreement dismissed and in the other Judge Irwin 
found for the plaintiff for $310.05 which with costs has been paid. 

The case of Margaret R. Zinck for $5000 in the Superior Court 
for damages from a stream of water from a defective hydrant on Al- 
bion street striking and knocking her down was settled for $116. 
CASES PENDING AGAINST THE TOWN 

Three actions of tort for $5000 each, for alleged injuries from 
gas. Three actions for alleged injuries from defects in highways for 
$5000, $4000 and $2000 respectively. 

One action to recover amount paid for alleged defective tax 
deed, $300. All the above are pending in the Superior Court. 

One suit in the District Court to recover $100 in contract. 

One action is pending in the Superior Court brought by me to 
recover taxes due the town. 

I have advised the departments of the town many times on 
various matters and have attended many sessions of the various Boards. 
Collections without suit have been made for various departments. 

The compensation now paid for the services required of this de- 
partment, and each year they increase, is not adequate and an increase 
is respectfully requested. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. E. S. CLEMONS, 

Town Counsel. 



56 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of the Chief of Police 

WAKEFIELD, MASS., JANUARY 1st, 1917. 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, 
Gentlemen : — 

I have the honor to submit to your Honorable Board, the report 
of the doings of the Police Department for the year ending December 

31st, 1916. 

Number of arrests 396 

Number of arrests on warrants . . . . 24 

Number of summonses served 32 

Males . . t 381 

Females 15 

Residents 290 

Non-residents . . 101 

Commorants 5 

FOR THE FOLLOWING CRLMES, VIZ:— 

Arrested for other officers . 23 

Assault and Battery 22 

Assault with a dangerous weapon 1 

Assault with a revolver . ."- . . . . 1 

Assault on officer 1 

Assault with intent to commit rape 1 

Attempt to murder 1 

Breaking, entering and larceny 9 

Breaking, entering with intent to commit larceny 8 

Bastardy 1 

Being present 9 

Carrying a loaded revolver without a permit 2 

Carrying a sling shot 1 

Cruelty to a horse 3 

Capias 1 

Drunkeness 207 

Default warrants 2 

Exposing and keeping 1 

False alarm of fire 2 

Fornication 2 

Gaming on the Lord's day 11 

Insane . . . . . 5 

Larceny 9 

Manslaughter 1 



OF CHIEF OF POL2CE 57 



Maintaining' a gaming machine 1 

Non-payment of wages 2 

Not having lights on vehicle 1 

Non-support 7' 

Operating automobile under the influence of liquor .... 2 

Search warrants for liquor 3 

Search warrants for stolen property 2 

Stubbornness 4 

Safe keeping 18 

Surrender warrant 1 

Truancy 1 

Violation of Town By-laws ........... 14 

Violation of Automobile laws 11 

Violation of Traffic rules . 2 

Violation of Lord's day 1 

Violation of Milk laws 1 

Violation of probation . 1 



396 
HOW DISPOSED OF 

Appealed 6 

Continued 20 

Delivered to other officers 23 

Dismissed for want of prosecution 1 

Discharged 17 

Defaulted . 3 

Fines imposed v .... 73 

House of Correction 2 

Insane Hospital 5 

Lancaster School 1 

Probation 74 

Placed on file 15 

Released , . . 149 

Shirley School 1 

State Farm . . ' 6 

Total 396 

AMOUNT OF FINES IMPOSED BY THE COURT 

3 at $ .01 each . . . .$ .03 

1 at 2.00 fine 2.00 

17 at 5.00 each 85.00 

1 at 8.00 8.00 

32 at 10.00 320.00 



58 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

1 at 15.00 15.00 

3 at 20.00 60.00 

7 at 25.00 175.00 

2 at 30.00 60.00 

2 at 35.00 70.00 

4 at 50.00 200.00 

Total $995.03 

MISCELLANEOUS REPORT 

Amount of stolen property recovered $537.90 

Amount of lost property recovered 47.50 

Amount of property left outside of stores and cared for . 55.00 

Accidents reported 24 

Bicycles found 2 

Buildings found open and secured ... 121 

Broken wires reported 

Complaints and cases investigated 377 

Detail for public assemblages 622 

Detail for private assemblages 23 

Defects in street and sidewalks reported 48 

Defects in water pipes reported 12 

Defects in gas pipes reported 3 

Defects in hydrants reported 1 

Defects in man holes reported 1 

Dogs killed 8 

Electric light poles blown down 2 

Fires discovered and alarm given 3 

Fires extinguished without an alarm 1 

Fences blown down 3 

Horses killed 3 

Lost children cared for 27 

Lost dogs found and returned to owners 7 

Lanterns in dangerous places 132 

Medical Examiner cases 2 

Officers at fires 34 

Obstructions removed from street 

Posting Notices 30 

Runaway boys cared for 8 

Runaway girls, 1 

Runaway horses stopped 1 

Sick and disabled people assisted 18 

Still alarm of fire given . 2 

Stray teams cared for 3 

Stray horses cared for 2 

Street lights not burning and reported 355 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE 59 

Wires barr.ir.C' trees 

Water running to waste 

Inert has been collected and disbursed through this on 

sum of seventeen hundred and fifty-six dollars irty-nine G 

non-support cases. 

Or. duty calls, thirty-two thousand, nine huiidre forty. 

To His Honor, Judge Charles M. Bruc ares. E. 

Leroy Sweetser and Thomas P. Riley and to the clerk, Wilfred B. 
Tyler and his Assistant, Henry C. Bacon and to t: Hel- 

en L. Dooling. I wish to extend my sincere thanks kindly as- 

sistance. 

I desire also, ro extend to year H -.cere 

thanks for you and courteous treatment accorded me the 

past year. 

DISCIPLINE 

To the members of the Police Departn e in 

ay assisted this department. I want to thank them kindly for 
their hearty co-operation. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

I most earnestly recommend two more night men day 

man. as owing to the increase of automobile traffic, it is quite necessary 

to have one man on duty in the square during the day. 

I would most earnestly recommend some means of transpoi 

tion for the Department, as at the present time we have absolutely 

none. 

The primary duty of a police officer is to prevent crime and tail- 
ing this, is to procure its punishment. 

For this purpose he is invested with broad powers and may per- 
form any act consistent with the rights of others and with the exercise 
of a sound discretion on his part. But it should be understood that 
neither the State nor the municipality, whose officer he is. assumes any 
responsibility for his wrongful action. 

Physical and mental ability and moral character should be 
sidered and politics eliminated. 

Respectfully submitted. 

JAMES J. POLLARD. 

Chief of Police. 



60 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



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To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

I herewith submit a report of the work of the Highway Depart- 
ment for the year ending Dec. 31, 1916. 

The amount appropriated for general highway work was $16,- 
440 which was apportioned as follows: Concrete sidewalks, Patrol, 
Snow, General Maintenance and the nine sections. The highway 
work has been limited, due to the small appropriation and the in- 
creased cost of materials and labor. The price of oil has nearly 
doubled and as a result only -a portion of the streets, usually oiled, 
have been treated. 

This appropriation is not large enough to carry on the work of 
the department and maintain the streets even in their present con- 
dition to say nothing of making very necessary repairs in every 
section of the town to sidewalks, fences, drains and streets. 
GENERAL MAINTENANCE 

To this account are charged all supplies and repairs that are not 
chargeable to the sections or other accounts. From this account 
are also taken the maintenance of the horses and equipment and 
water charges for drinking fountains and horse troughs and that 
used in street work. In other words everything is charged here that 
is not otherwise provided for. . 

CONCRETE SIDEWALKS 

More concrete work has been done than in past years. In order 
to do consistent work, "Tarvia A" has been used to give a constant 
mixture instead of using Gas House tar mixed with pitch which has 
proved unsatisfactory in a number of cases. 

2447.2 sq. yds. of new concrete walks, 1775.8 sq. yds. of re- 
surfacing and 166 sq. yds. of patching have been built and 699.5 
linear feet of curbing and 10 corners laid. In several sections loam 
borders have been built and in a number of cases heavy fills or cuts 
made to bring the walks to proper grades. 

Part of the foundation for a granolithic walk on Overlook and 
Nowell Roads has been excavated to a depth of sixteen inches and 
filled with cinders in anticipation of completion next spring. 

PATROL 

The sum of $1,000 was set aside for patroling and cleaning the 
Square and adjacent streets, Albion and Chestnut Streets and North 
Avenue. 

SNOW 

Snow work this year has cost $2,578.47, an excess of $1,614.69 
over last year. An endeavor has been made to give good service, 
the plows having been sent out at about 2.30 a.m. when the snow was 



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two (2) inches or more deep, thus insuring- paths in all sections of 
the town except in the outskirts, before the heavy travelling of the 
early morning. Sanding has been done when there has been a gen- 
eral icy condition and the teams have been sent out before daylight 
when the early morning conditions have seemed to warrant the same. 
The problem of sanding is one that is open to more or less criticism 
since the weather conditions change so quickly and unless great care 
is used a large amount of money can be spent for which there is 
comparatively no return. Nevertheless an endeavor has been made 
to do as much as possible without spending an amount out of propor- 
tion with the rest of the appropriation. 

Six new wing plows have been bought to take the place of old 
plows broken and discarded. Several more should be bought next 
year as the old plows are fast becoming useless and at best give 
crooked, unsatisfactory paths. 

GRAVEL PIT 

1040 double loads of sand, gravel and stone have been taken 
from the Poor Farm gravel pit. A great saving has been made by 
hauling all material from this pit to the Valley St. crusher and 
putting it through the crusher and screens, thus saving all of the 
material and delivering it in four sizes into the bins at a cost of 
about $1.00 per load. This has been particularly convenient for use 
in mixing material for concrete sidewalks as the different sizes of 
stone and sand are stored in the bins ready for mixing with the tar, 
thus saving hand screening and the unnecessary handling of the 
materials. 

The work done in the nine sections of the town is shown in 
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REPORT OF HIGHWAY ENGINEER 69 

PERMANENT CONSTRUCTION 

LOWELL STREET 

« 
This work was done in accordance with the specific repairs 

ordered by the County Commissioners in their return of December 
8, 1914, and started last year; the cost being divided between the 
state, county and town. The work of this year cost $5,559.99 and 
completed the tar macadam road between Vernon St. and Main St. 
A heavy fill was made across the meadows and the roadway widened. 
In that section commonly known as the "Pines" the sub-foundation 
was excavated twelve inches below the foundation and filled witk 
gravel and stone. This section has always been extremely muddy 
in the spring and it has been a very common occurrence to find autos 
and teams mired. All of the gravel and most of the stone was 
bought from Junius Beebe as it was unnecessary to move the crusher 
from its last year's location in Mr. Beebe's field. A total number of 
1762 double loads of gravel and stone were used. 

MAIN STREET 

Owing to the difficulty in obtaining labor during the summer 
and fall it was impossible to finish the other work of the department 
in time to move the crushing plant from Lowell St. to Greenwood 
and complete the building of Main St. The crusher, however, was 
moved and a large amount of stone drilled and blasted in anticipation 
of starting the work early next spring. Most of the stone will be 
broken and made ready for the crusher during the winter months 
when the stone is full of frost and breaks easily. 

For a detailed account of the Highway Department expenditure 
see the Town Accountant's Report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

0. H. STARKWEATHER, 

Highway Engineer. 



Report of Inspector of Animals 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

I herewith submit my annual report as Inspector of Animals. 
I have made two hundred and eighty- three (283) calls, from 
January 1, 1916 to January 1, 1917. 

There were no cases of Glanders or Rabies during the year. 
I have found sanitary and healthy conditions in all barns and stables. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DR. PALMER CORBETT, 

Inspector of Animals. 



70 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Report of Sweetser Charity 

Rosa B. Cutler, Treasurer, 

In account with Sweetser Charity 
Dr. 

To balance on hand January 1, 1916 $338.46 

February 7, 1916 

Rec'd from Treasurer of Sweetser Lecture Committee 234.24 
Rec'd dividends from Wakefield Savings Bank 

$4.62— $5.55 10.17 

$582.87 
Cr. 
By disbursements $288.59 

Balance "*. $294.28 

ROSA B. CUTLER, 

Treasurer. 



Report of Board of Health 

There have been for the past year, 94 contagious cases reported 
as follows: 

Diphtheria .15 

Scarlet Fever 28 

Measles 12 

Chicken Pox 12 

Infantile Paralysis 12 

(8 of which died) 

Tuberculosis, (all forms) 15 

There have been very few complaints the past year regarding 
nuisances, such as pigs, cesspools overflowing, outside vaults and many 
other things which have been nuisances in past years. This proves 
that the more sewers that Wakefield has, the better and cleaner the 
town will be. 

Joseph W. Heath, Chairman 

David Taggart 

Augustus D. Jenkins, Secretary. 



REPORT OF EN5PECTOR OF MILK 71 



Report of Inspector of Plumbing 



To the Honorable Board of Health: Gentlemen — The work of 
this department for the year ending December 31, 1916 was as follows: 

Number of Permits granted 138 

Fixtures installed 389 

Bath tubs ' . . . 73 

Lavatories 73 

Closets • 98 

Sinks 80 

Wash trays . ; 65 

Respectfully submitted, 

David Taggart, Plumbing Inspector. 



• Report of Inspector of Milk 

The milk inspection of the Town of Wakefield was conducted 
along similar lines to that of last year. The dairies were visited 
monthly and scored according to the cleanliness of cows, utensils and 
methods of handling milk. Since the establishment of this system of 
scoring there has been a gradual increase, until at the present time it 
amounts to nearly 10 per cent. 

It was impossible to visit the up-country dairies this year as the 
necessary arrangements could not be made in time. It is hoped that 
another year it will be possible to inspect these dairies, which is of 
great importance from a health stand-point, as there are approximately 
thirty of these supplying the town with over one-half its total milk 
supply. 

With but few exceptions, the standard of the milk has been well- 
maintained this year and shows an increase over that of last year. 

The number of licenses issued this year totaled fifty-two: 
eighteen to dealers, thirty-one to stores and three oleomargarine li- 
censes. 

Carl M. Smith, Inspector of Milk. 



72 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



In every town and city of 10,000 inhabitants or over, in this 
State, a tuberculosis clinic or dispensary has been established and main- 
tained by the local Board of Health. 

During the year 1916, the work at the Dispensary has continued 
as during the previous six months. Clinics are held on Tuesday P. M. 
from 3 to 4 and on Friday evenings from 8 until 9 for the examination 
of patients, or advice to all who may come in regard to Institutions or 
Sanitariums and information of all kinds concerning the subject of 
Tuberculosis. 

From January 1, 1916, to January 1, 1917, twenty-six (26) 
persons have been examined at the Dispensary. These, however, have 
not all proved to be Tuberculosis patients, some were positive, some 
suspicious and some not tubercular. All were advised in regard t9 
necessary precautions and preventative means of spreading the dis- 
ease. Sputum cups are at the dispensary for distribution for all hav- 
ing the disease and are constantly being distributed. 

At the present time, we have forty-one (41) positive cases of 
tuberculosis in different forms — twelve (12) suspicious cases, three (3), 
in Sanatoria, four (4) that have changed their residence to other 
cities or towns during the past year. These have not all been reported 
to the local Board of Health by the Physicians, but are under treat- 
ment either by private physicians or through the Dispensary. 

The State Department of Health have sent cities and towns rela- 
tive standing in utilization of T. B. Dispensary during a period of 
three months, based on total number of new examinations per 1,000 of 
population, which shows Wakefield 1.4 rating as reasonably active, 
which compares very favorably with cities and towns of much larger 
size. 

During the year 1916, there were 16 deaths in this town of 
T. B.; Pulmonary Tuberculosis (8); Tubercular Meningitis (4); 
General Tuberculosis (3) and Miliary Tuberculosis (1). 

Also (3) deaths from Pulmonary Tuberculosis of Wakefield 
residents, who died in Hospitals in other places. 

The State Board is making every effort to prevent the spread 
of this disease and wishes to impress upon the Medical Profession the 
importance of this work. Physicians are urged to avail themselves of 
the opportunity to refer suitable cases to these clinics, as successful 
permanent results depend upon the hearty co-operation of every doc- 
tor in its effort to stamp out this dread disease. 

Joseph W. Heath, M. D., 
Physician to Dispensary. 
Margaret H. English, V. N., 
Tuberculosis Nurse. 



REPORT OF TOWN PLANNING BOARD 73 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen : — In accordance with Chapter 494, Acts of the Gen- 
eral Court of 1913, which requires all Town Planning Boards to make 
a report at the annual Town meeting, we hereby submit our third an- 
nual report, for the year ending* December 31, 1916, Owing to the 
handicap of absence of funds, we have not been able to do very much 
to accomplish one of the main purposes for which the Board was cre- 
ated, that is, "to make plans for the development of the municipality 
with special reference to the proper housing of the people." 

We are not looking on the dark side, however, and trust that in 
the not far distant future, the town may be financially so situated that 
we may be able to have a general survey of the town and plans made 
for its future growth which are absolutely essential if the Town is to 
make the most of its resources. 

At the beginning of the year, Mr. S. W. Tyler resigned and Mr. 
W. A. Hickey was elected his successor, otherwise the personnel of the 
Board is the same as last year. 

. We have held regular monthly meetings and special meetings 
have also been held. We have, in accordance with the spirit of the act 
creating Planning Boards, studied in a general way "the resources, 
possibilities and needs of the Town, particularly with respect to con- 
ditions which may be injurious to the public health or otherwise in- 
jurious in and around rented dwellings." 

As a result of the meetings held during the last year, the Board 
submits the following recommendations : 

(A) That the Town accept Chapter 191 of the Acts of 1907 
relative to the establishment of a Board of Survey for the Town. 

(B) That a small sum of money be set aside to be devoted to 
making a preliminary Survey of the Town's needs. 

(C) We again recommend that a public dump be established 
on some town property which is in need of filling and that proper atten- 
tion be given it from time to time in the way of burning paper and 
burying other material. 

Hubbard B. Mansfield, Chairman 

William A. Hickey . 

Curtis L. Sopher 

Clide G. Morrill 

J. William O'Connell, Secretary. 



74 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of Town Treasurer 

To the Citizens of Wakefield. 

I herewith present my report for the fiscal year ending December 
31, 1916, being my fourth annual report. 

TRUST FUNDS 

The Trust Funds and available income balances now in my 
hands are as follows : 

The Flint Memorial Fund (Library) . . . . $ 1,000.00 

Dr. Francis P. Hurd Library Fund 2,500.00 

C. Wakefield Library Fund '. . 500.00 

Franklin Poole Library Fund 500.00 

Cyrus G. Beebe Library Fund . . . . . . 2,000.00 

Jonathan Nichols Temperance Fund .... 1,000.00 

J. Nichols Temperance Fund, int. balance avail 7.93 

C. Sweetser Lecture Fund 10,000.00 

C. Sweetser Burial Lot Fund 1,000.00 

C. Sweetser Burial Lot Fund, int. balance avail. 299.44 

Flint Old Burial Ground Fund 2,000.00 

Flint Old Burial Ground Fund, int. balance avail. 7.98 

Jane K. Vinton Burial Lot Fund 50.00 

Jane K. Vinton Burial Lot Fund, int. balance avail. .50 

Nancy White Park Fund . . . . . . . 1,000.00 

C. Sweetser Lecture Guarantee Fund . . . 1,089.94 

Nancy White Hurd School Fund 500.00 

Nancy White Hurd School Fund, int. balance avail. 19.44 

Merrill W. Gove Library Fund . . 500.00 

Clarissa E. Swain Burial Lot Fund 500.00 

Clarissa E. Swain Burial Lot Fund, int. bal. avail. 49.88 

Mary G. Aborn Park Fund 2,000.00 

Ezra Eaton Burial Lot Fund ...... 100.00 

Ezra Eaton Burial Lot Fund, int. balance avail. . 6.12 

Total $26,631.23 

All of the above funds are earning 4 per cent interest per annum. 
No changes have been made in investments during the year. 

Full detail as to the nature of these funds, their incomes and 
detailed expenditures will be found in the Town Accountant's report- 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 75 

LOAN ACCOUNT 

The following sums have been borrowed on Temporary Notes 
in Anticipation of Revenue, during the year; 

$100,000.00 @ 3.21 per cent discount 
60,000.00 " 3.42 " 
60,000.00 " 3.39 " 
50,000.00 " 3.95 " 



Total $270,000.00 

$100,000.00 of this amount has been paid leaving balance due 
in 1917, $170,000.00 in anticipation of revenue. 

Time loans as follows have been issued during the year: 
Macadam Construction of 

Highways, 1 yr., $6,000.00 @ 4 per cent per annum 

Lowell St. Construction, 1 yr. 4,000.00 " " " 
Extension of sewers 2,200.00 " " " 

This latter loan being payable $1,100.00 each year for two years. 

PERMANENT DEBT 

The permanent debt Jan. 1, 1916 was $581,600.00 

Paid during 1916 64,400.00 

$517,200.00 
New issues in 1916 as above 12,200.00 

Permanent debt Jan. 1, 1917 . . . . . $529,400.00 
It is gratifying to note from this statement that the Permanent 
Debt has decreased $52,200.00 during the year 1916; and, with no 
large bond issue in sight for 1917, we may congratulate ourselves 
that the fiscal year 1917 will see a still further decrease in our 
permanent obligations. 

The yearly maturities on this debt, unfortunately, are large, and 
this fact increases materially our tax levy; but I especially call the 
attention of the citizens to the bright outlook ahead. If we can only 
get along for a year or two more without any large issues of per- 
manent obligations, the load will be much less heavy to bear and the 
town will then be in a great deal better financial condition than for 
many years past. When' that time arrives, we can better afford to 

make some of the large expenditures we have been talking about for 
some years, than we can at the present time. I therefore confidently 
hope that no large borrowings will be made until at least 1918, 



76 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

as desirable as some of the improvements demanded may be. In 
order that you may see how rapidly our yearly maturities decrease, 
please note the following table: 

MATURITIES OF TOWN DEBT 

Maturing in 1917 $ 58,000.00 

1918 : . . ' . 39,500.00 

1919 35,400.00 

1920 ......... 31,000.00 

1921 ......... 31,000.00 

1922 28,500.00 

1923 28,000.00 

1924 28,000.00 

1925 . 19,000.00 

1926 19,000.00 

1927 19,000.00 

1928 19,000,00 

1929 19,000.00 

1930 19,000.00 

1931 23,000.00 

1932 23,000.00 

1933 . . ^ 18,000.00 

1934 11,000.00 

1935 11,000.00 

1936 10,000.00 

1937 10,000.00 

1938 .......... 10,000.00 

1939 10,000.00 

1940 , 10,000.00 

Total . . ., $529,400.00 

Of this permanent debt of $529,400.00, the following is charge- 
able to our large undertakings: 

Water Department $195,500.00 

Light Department . . . . . 84,500.00 

Metropolitan Sewer .... 193,000.00 

making a total of $473,000.00 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 77 

It may readily be seen therefore that for all other purposes, such 
as public building's, schoolhouses, local sewers, high school site, con- 
struction of streets, motor fire apparatus, etc, we only owe the small 
sum of $56,400.00. As assets we have all our public buildings, and 
ether things mentioned, of the value of many times what we owe. 
It so happens that just now we have large annual maturities on our 
debt, created for the large undertakings mentioned, which under- 
takings, when paid for, will be decidedly large assets to the town. 
The present burden was, to an appreciable extent, created in years 
gone by, for large public improvements, from which burden, in a 
>ear or two, if we have patience, we will be relieved in a considerable 
degree. This important matter is mentioned for the reason that 
most of us do not realize why our taxes are high, but are always 
prone to complain of our present day expenses. We have every 
reason, therefore, to be proud of the the record we are making as a 
town with the money we now have to spend. 

CASH ACCOUNT 

On the following pages will be found the Treasurer's Cash- 
Account: 



78 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Dr. GEORGE E. WALKER, Treasurer 

Tc balance from last report, cash $ 59,770.08 

Hired on Temporary Loans 270,000.00 

Sale Highway Construction note . . . . 6,000.00 

Sale Lowell Street Construction note .... 4,000.00 

Sale Extension Sewers, notes . ... 2,200.00 

Receipts Municipal Light Department .... 82,046.43 

Receipts of Inspector of Buildings 1.00 

Receipts Water Department . . . . . . . 31,413.02 

Poor Department receipts 1,616.74 

School Department receipts 2,623.92 

Library receipts . 193.14 

Teachers' Retirement Fund assessments . . . 1,727.00 

Redemption Tax Title Deeds and interest on . 1,087.39 

Collector of Taxes, taxes and interest .... 326,664.72 

Selectmen, license receipts 430.00 

Selectmen, receipts from Wakefield estate . . . 326.00 

Selectmen, rent gravel pit 15.00 

Selectmen, receipts sale of insurance forms . . 6.45 

Receipts, Forest Warden 6.45 

Wakefield Nat'l Bank, int. on Treasurer's balance 956.28 

Sewer Department receipts 947.20 

Sealer Weights and Measures receipts .... 154.04 

Collector of Taxes, tax certifications .... 13.00 

Town Hall receipts 418,67 

Receipts from Court fines 650.03 

Moth Department receipts .^ 41.18 

Highway Department receipts 59.77 

Fire Department receipts 210.84 

Forest Glade Cemetery receipts . . . . . 165.90 

Receipts from Trust Funds 974.25 

Receipts of Town Clerk 45.81 

Receipts of Inspector of Milk 26.00 

Receipts of Board of Health . ". t 2.00 

Middlesex County, dog tax, 1915 831.06 

Middlesex County, for Lowell Street Construction 1,853.33 

Com. of Mass., Tuition of children .... 983.75 

, Industrial schools . ... . 789.41 

, Lowell Street Construction . . 2,000.00 

, Corporation Tax, public service . 3,264.26 

, Corporation Tax, business . . j 6,818.43 

, National Bank Tax .... 2,584.47 

, Military Aid ..... . 35.00 

, Soldiers' exemptions .... 455.29 

, Pedlers' licenses 36.00 

Carried forward, . . . $814,443.31 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 79 

in account with the Town of Wakefield, Cr. 

By Cash paid, Selectmen's Warrants . . . . . $759,069.06 

Cash paid, Discount of Temporary Notes . . . 7,869.11 

Cash credit, Tax Collector, for Tax Title Deeds . 1,713.73 

Cash credit, Offset State Credits 16,483.98 

Cash credit, Acct. Court Expenses . . . . 95.88 



Total payments $785,231.76 

Cash in Treasury . . 36,049.41 



$821,281.17 



Carried forward, . . . $821,281.17 



80 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Dr. 



GEORGE E. WALKER, Treasurer, 



Brought forward 



$814,443.31 



Com. of Mass., State Aid 2,952.00 

" , Burial Indigent Soldiers & Sailors 50.00 

" , Street Railway Tax . . . . 2,529.47 

" , Aid mothers with dep. children . 518,21 

Refund, Water Dept., cash advanced .... 50.00 

Soldiers' relief . 14.29 

Library, cash advanced 10.00 

Municipal Light Plant, cash advanced . 100.00 

School Department, cash advanced . . 10.00 

Board of Health; Mrs. C. W. West . . 2.51 

Board of Health, City of Lynn . . . 56.50 

Highway Department, Hildreth & Co. . 17.00 

Insurance, W. A. Hamilton . . . . 81.00 

Memorial Day, G. A. R 3.57 

Wakefield Nat'l Bank, int. on Collector's bal. . 242.82 

Insurance, Hamilton School 46.00 

Lead Lined Pipe Co., Legal costs .... 128.49 

Order Eastern Star, damages 20.00 

Bay State St. Ry., Band concerts 6.00 



Total receipts, $821,281.17 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 81 



in account with the Town of Wakefield, Cr. 

Brought forward, s . . $821,281.17 



$821,281.17 



82 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



FINAL STATEMENT 

During the year 1917, the following- time loans will fall due 
and are to be included in the tax levy for that year by votes which 
the town has already passed: 

From Water Department . . . $12,000.00 
From Light Department . . . 13,500.00 
From Tax Levy 32,500.00 

Total $58,000.00 

There will also be required the following amounts to meet our 
interest payments : 

From Water Department . . . 8 7,811.25 
From Light Department . . . 3,283.75 

From Tax Levy 17,500.00 

Total $28,595.00 

The borrowing capacity of the town, on temporary notes in 
anticipation of 1916 revenue, was $333,833.22, as determined by the 
State Bureau of Statistics. Of this amount, we were only obliged, 
by our needs, to borrow the sum of $270,000.00; and, of this latter 
amount, 8100,000.00 has been paid, leaving $170,000.00 to be paid in 
1917. 

In closing permit me to thank the various departments for 
courtesies extended through the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE E. WALKER, 

Treasurer. 



REPORT OF WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 83 



Seventh Annual Report of the 
Wakefield Water and Sew- 
erage Board 

The Board of Water and Sewerage Commissioners submit 
herewith their seventh annual report, including the fourteenth annual 
report of the Water Department and the seventeenth annual report 
of the Sewer Department. 

Several changes have been made in the department during the 
year, the most important of which are recorded below: 

On June 1st, by an arrangement with the Board of Selectmen, 
the offices of Highway Engineer and Superintendent of the Water 
and Sewer Department were combined, making an annual saving to 
the town of $800. 

On July 1st, the office in the Flanley Building was discontinued 
and quarters taken in the town hall, making an annual saving of $225. 

In November, Mr. Paul Wyatt, who has faithfully performed the 
duties of assistant-clerk, resigned and his place will not be filled 
except possibly for a portion of the year when collections are made 
and the work of the office temporarily increased. This change will 
result in an annual saving of about $500 per year. 

The attention of the citizens is called to the fact that the 
receipts for the year are $11,420.90 less than last year, and $10,- 
449.37 less than our expenditures. This is accounted for by the 
fact that on May 1st the new meter rates went into effect, and 
instead of collecting all of the water assessments in advance, as 
heretofore, only the minimum charges are now collected in advance, 
the amount chargeable for water in excess of that allowed by the 
minimum rates being collected in arrears. The November collections 
which ordinarily cover the period to the next May only cover the 
minimum charges, and amount roughly to one-third the usual col- 
lection. This is a condition which is bound to exist in any change 
from fixture to meter rates. 

The expenditures amount to $41,862.39 as against $43,134.39 
for 1915. The bond retirements were reduced by $1,000 and the 
interest charges by $537.50. 

The auto truck, which was purchased in December, 1915, has 
proved itself invaluable and has enabled the Department to render 
better and prompter service, especially in the case of broken water 
mains. Two horses have been sold, and the wagons converted to 
trailers, which are provided with tools, vises, etc., and towed by the 
auto truck to the places required^ where they serve as work-bench 
and enable the auto truck to be used elsewhere. The Board has 
asked this year for $500 to purchase a light auto truck, so that the 



84 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



remaining; horse may be sold. This horse is held now simply for 
service when the auto truck is in use. 

Mr. Starkweather has instigated several other labor-saving de- 
vices besides trailers, such as means of freeing clogged service pipes 
without any digging, modern lighting for trench work at night which 
cuts the labor charge in half, and other minor features. 

A blacksmith has been hired in conjunction with the Highway 
Department, which has saved some money. Accurate costs are kept 
on all construction work, and while there were no adequate records 
of such work in previous years, the Board has every reason to believe 
that it is considerably less than formerly. 

The hauling of coal and pipe has largely been done by the 
town's own equipment, where previously this work was done by hired 
teams. 

A new telltale has been installed on the standpipe to avoid 
overflows which have been annoying in the past. 

Sewers have been constructed in Overlook and Nowell Roads in 
Greenwood, Main Street at the Junction and on Richaidson Street. 
The unexpended balance for sewer construction amounts to $1,561.56. 

The Board considers that the various employees of the depart- 
ment have given efficient service. Contemplated plans for future 
development of the Plant will, when completed, result in considerable 
benefit to the department and the town. 

SEWER DEPARTMENT 

Maintenance 

Appropriation $ 1,100.00 

Expended for labor and materials . . 575.41 



Unexpended balance .... 524.59 

Connections 

Appropriation ....... $ 1,000.00 

Expended for labor and materials . . $926.52 

Stock on hand last year 73.40 

999.92 
Stock on hand 77.12 

922.80 
Credit by cash received ..... 922.80 

Unexpended balance .... $ 1.000.00 



REPORT OF WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 85 



Construction 

Appropriation for Overlook Road and 
Nowell Road, Main Street and 
Richardson Street .... 

Expended for labor and materials . 



Unexpended balance 



Connections 



Applications for house connections to 

date . . 

Number of connections made 

Number of connections during the year 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

Annual Financial Statement 

Receipts: 

Fro'm water rates 

Services 

Rents 

Sales (horse, wagon, junk, etc.) . 



Total receipts 
Expenditures : 

By maintenance 

Commissioners* salaries 

Services . . . *. 

Construction 

Bonds (Town Treasurer) 

Interest (Town Treasurer) 



$ 3,979.44 
2,417.88 

1,561.56 



814 

772 
27 



/ Total expenditures . ... 

Statements of receipts and expenditures under 
appropriations follow: 



Maintenance 



Appropriation 
Expended 



Unexpended balance 



Construction 



Appropriation 
Expended 



$29,945.85 

1,009.14 

240.00 

218.03 

31,413.02 



16,238.28 

300.00 

1,081.38 

3,938.98 

12,000.00 
8,303.75 

41,862.39 
the several 



$16,250.00 

16,238.28 

i 

11.72 



4,000.00 
3,938.98 



Unexpended balance 



61.02 



86 TOWN OF 


WAKEFIELD 






Construction work: 














Green Street, north end 




6 


inch 


pipe 


726 feet 




Druid Hill Avenue 




6 


inch 


pipe 


34 feet 




Grafton Street 




6 


inch 


pipe 


421 feet 




Vernon Street, north 




6 


inch 


pipe 


475 feet 




Wharton Park 




6 


inch 


pipe 


491 feet 




Morrison Road West 




6 


inch 


pipe 


82 feet 




Kendrick Road 




6 


inch 


pipe 


314 feet 




Ames Street 




4 


inch 


pipe 


369 feet 




Minot Street 




4 


inch 


pipe 


134 feet 




Babson Street 




4 


inch 


pipe 


208 feet 




Total 


3254 feet 






Meters 










Balance of appropriation available 


• 


• 




$ 


223.18 
223.18 



Commissioners' Salaries 

Appropriation ... ... 

Expended . 

Services 

Appropriation 

Expended $1,081.38 

Credit by cash collected 1,009.14 

Net expenditures 

New services added during year . 
Services relaid during year 

Total 

On private On public 

land land 

New services 1,152 ft. 1,404 ft. 

Relaid services 337 ft. 612 ft. 

Totals 1,489 ft. 2,016 ft. 



300.00 
300.00 



$ 1,200.00 



72.24 



53 

17 

70 



Total 
2,556 ft. 
949 ft. 

3,505 ft. 



REPORT OF WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 87 



Hydrants 

Number of hydrants Jan. 1, 1916 
New hydrants added during the year 

Present number of hydrants 



240 



248 



Location of New Hydrants 

Vernon Street, north of Lowell Street. 
Wharton Park. 

Green Street, near Main Street. 
Green Street, near Dillaway Street. 
Grafton Street, east end. 
Greenwood Avenue, south end. 
Greenwood Avenue, near school house. 
Center Street. 

Water Pumped During the Year 

Gallons 
January 18,766,566 

February . . . 19,387,626 

March . . 18,449,884 

April . 16,839,552 

May 17,531,238 

June 21,700,270 

July 24,198,321 

August 19,680,572 

September 17,781,318 

October . . . . 18,064,498 

November 17,150,296 

December 16,826,088 

Total 226,376,229 

Greatest amount pumped in 1916, July 20 . 1,059,996 

Greatest amoant pumped in a week, July 17 to 20 5,834,724 

Average daily pumping 618,514 

Average daily per head of estimated population . . 47.6- 

Uncollected service bills $92.30 

Respectfully submitted, 

HERVEY J. SKINNER, 
JAMES H. KIMBALL, 
CHARLES H. LEAROYD, 

Commissioners. 



88 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Report of Assessors 

State Tax $ 20,720.00 

County Tax . . 13,371.48 

Metropolitan Sewer Tax . . . . 10,720.06 

Metropolitan Park Tax ' 6,741.68 

Charles River basin 1,108.27 



APPROPRIATIONS 

Moderator $ 25.00 

Selectmen Dept 850.00 

Town Accountant, salary and expenses . 1,825.00 

Treasurer, salary and expenses . . . 1,100.00 

Collector, salary and expenses . . . 1,125.00 

Assessors, salary of board and expenses . 2,550.00 

Town Clerk, salary and expenses . . 800.00 

Finance Committee 65.00 

Election and Registration 1,200.00 

Legal Dept. 1,365.00 

Town Hall 4,300.00 

Vital Statistics ....... 150.00 

Police Department . . . . . . . 10,475.00 

Fire Department 17,732.14 

Fire Alarm system 1,200.00 

Rifle range account 400.00 

Inspector of buildings 500.00 

Sealer Weights and Measures . . . 175.00 

Moth Department ....... 5,000.00 

Tree Warden Department 600.00 

Forest Warden Department .... 275.00 

Accident Comp. Acct 2,000.00 

Board of Health 6,260.00 

Sewer Department . . . . ... 2,100.00 

Highway Department . ... . . 18,440.00 

Poor Department . . . . . . . 13,375.00 

State Aid . . 3,300.00 

Military Aid 200.00 

Soldiers' Relief 3,500.00 

School Department . 87,800.00 

Library . 2,195.00 

Park Department 2,650.00 



$ 52,661.49 



REPORT OF ASSESSORS 



89 



Reserve Fund ........ 2,000.00 

Insurance account 1,875.00 

Miscellaneous account 1,350.00 

Light Department 24,400.00 

Water Department 42,053.75 

Cemetery Department . . . . . . 750.00 

Interest account 19,800.00 

Bonds and notes 38,900.00 

Lowell street 2,000.00 

Oak street land damage 269.50 

Yiola Slocumb land damage .... 100.00 

Fire Alarm box 110.00 

Post 12, G. A. R 350.00 

Spanish War Veterans 50.00 

July 4 celebration 500.00 

Street Railway Fare Revision . . . 100.00 

Street lights, Herbert street .... 100.00 

New street lights 300.00 

Main street sewer extension . 600.00 



Appropriations 
State charges 



329,140.39 
52,661.49 



Grand Total 



$ 381,801.88 



RECEIPTS 1916 



Tax titles . $ 646.40 

Interest on tax titles . . . . . . 58.85 

Interest on deposits 919.67 

St. Ry. tax . 3,600.18 

St. excise tax 3,346.88 

Nat. Bank Tax 2,722.29 

Public service tax 1,960.96 

Business corp tax 4,180.09 

Military Aid 110.00 

State Aid 2,836.00 

Burial Soldiers and Sailors .... 50.00 

Junk dealers' fees 200.00 

All other fees 149.00 

Milk inspector dept 30.00 

•Court fines 477.00 



90 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Wakefield estate 341.00 

Town Hall . 631.00 

Insurance forms 5.35 

Rent of hose house 58.75 

Fire dept 14.47 

Sealer Weights and Measures . . . 104.83 

Moth dept 49.50 

Poor Department 2,078.51 

School tuition 2,586.72 

Water dept 41,733.65 

Water services . . 860.27 

Rent Lakeside house 240.00 

Sewer connections 851.94 

Cemetery dept 69.25 

Sidewalks and curbing 527.79 

Tax certificates 14.00 

Sewer cards . . ., 2,011.86 

Bug tax 1,669.10 

Tax collector, interest 4,912.07 

Board of Health 1.00 

Library rec . 210.31 

Telephone tolls .20 

Dec. levy of 1914 cash . . . . . . 1,726.00 

Middlesex County, Lowell street . . . 2,000.00 

State of Massachusetts, Lowell street . 2,000.00 

Sewer connections 601.43 

Industrial school fund 789.41 

Total $ 87,375.73: 

Personal property $ 2,324,595.00 

Buildings . . . 6,783,973.00 

Land . 3,588,060.00 

Resident Bank stock 127,818.00 



$ 12,824,446.00' 
Gross Levy .... $ 381,801.88 
Less 3823 polls at $2.00 . 7,646.00 

Less receipts .... 87,375.73 



To enter the levy $ 286,780.15 

Rate . . 23.20 

Overlay . . $ 10,747.00 



REPORT OF ASSESSORS 91 

NUMBER OF RESIDENTS ASSESSED ON PROPERTY 

Individual . . 2002 

All others . . 339 



Total 2341 

NUMBER OF NON-RESIDENTS ASSESSED ON PROPERTY 

Individuals 614 

All others 101 



Total 715 

NUMBER OF PERSONS ASSESSED 

On property 3056 

For poll tax only 2668 



Total 5724 

Number of poll tax payers 3823 

Number of dwellings 2398 

Acres of land 3987 

Number of horses April 1, 1916 317 

Number of cows April 1, 1916 261 

Number of neat cattle April 1, 1916 .... 3 

Number of swine April 1, 1916 125 

Number of fowl April 1, 1916 2160 

Number of automobiles April 1, 1916 

Pleasure cars 224 

Commercial cars .... 30 254 

PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION 

The First Baptist Church of Wakefield 

Trustees, land and buildings . . $ 3,000 

First Parish (Congregational) .... 134,275 

First Baptist Society land and building . 59,000 

Episcopal Society land and buildings . . 30,000 

Rom. Cath. Society land and buildings . 60,000 

Congregational Society (Greenwood) . . 4,900 

Methodist Society land and buildings . . 21,525 

Universalist Society land and buildings . 26,500 

Mont. Chapel Society land and buildings . 3,225 



92 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Mass. Baptist Woodville S. S. Ass'n 
Young Men's Christian Ass'n 
Home for Aged Women .... 

State Armory 

Quannapowitt Agricultural Soc. 
Mass. Baptist Ass'n land and buildings 



2,200 
39,500 

8,050 
54,500 
25,000 
12,000 



ABATEMENTS ON THE 1916 LEVY 

Soldiers' polls, soldiers' wives and widows $ 1,567.66 

Widows and spinsters 1,146.39 

Poll tax payers deceased 4.00 

Inability . . . 64.00 

Over valuation 980.71 

Moth tax 2.15 

Sworn off by filing statement (personal) . 1,638.92 

Re-assessed 425.79 

LIST OF MATURITIES PAID IN THE 1916 LEVY 

Water Loan $ 8,000 * 

Water Meters, 1st 1,500 

Water Meters, 2nd 1,500 

Main Street Water Main . .- . . . . 1,000 

Junction School 1,500 

Byron Street Sewer, 1st 1,000 

Insurance Premiums, 2nd 500 

North School 1,000 

Sewer Loan, 1st 5,000 

Greenwood School 1,000 

High School Site 2,500 

Main Street Construction, 1st .... 6,000 

Elm and Armory Streets, sewers .... 1,000 

Main and Franklin Streets, sewer . . . 500 

Main Street Construction, 2nd 6,000 

Upper Gould Street, sewer 500 

Motor Fire Apparatus 900 

Byron Street Sewer, 2nd ...... 500 

Highway Construction (1915) 6,000 

Lowell Street Construction (1915) . . . 4,000 

Extension of Sewers (1915) . . . . . 1,000 



$ 50,900 



REPORT OF ASSESSORS 93 



ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 

School property, land and buildings $ 339,483.00 

School property, furnishings . " . 18,000.00 

Town Hall, land and building . . 150,000.00 

Town Hall, furnishings . . . 9,000.00 

Public Library, 18,500 vols. . . 22,500.00 

Fire Stations, land and buildings . 26,475.00 

Fire Apparatus . 25,000.00 

Almshouse, land and buildings . 31,800.00 

Almshouse, personal property . . 3,500.00 
Highway property including stone crusher 

10,000.00 

Trust funds 25,980.00 

Cemeteries . . . . . . . . 12,500.O|0 

Band Stand 1,500 

Public Lands 

Town Common . . . . 54,450.00 

Town Rockery . . . . 6,250.00 

Town Park ..... 147,015.00 

Town Park — Lakeside . 24,530.00 

Town Park — Hart's Hill . 15,000 
All other town lands exclusive of tax 

titles 10,000.00 

Water Works . . . . . . 331,000.00 

Sewer System 335,500.00 

Gas and Electric Light Plant, exclusive 

of land 268,000.00 

Gas and Electric Light Plant, land 11,750.00 



$ 1,879,233.00 
Bonded Debt Jan. 1st, 1917 ....... 529,400.00 



Assets above liabilities $ 1,349,833.00 

For department expenses see Accountant's report. 

Samuel T. Parker, Chairman 
George H. Stowell, Secretary 
Charles A. Cheney 



94 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Financial Report of Sweetser 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — The Sweetser Lecture Committee submits here- 
with its financial report for the year 1915-16. Attached hereto are 
receipts for each and every item of expenditure. 



Nov. 


4 


Nov. 


11 


Nov. 


17 


Nov. 


17 


Nov. 


18 


Nov. 


18 


Dec. 


1 


Dec. 


1 


Jan. 


5 


Jan. 


19 


Feb. 


2 



RECEIPTS 

C. H. Howe — Season tickets . . . $329.50 

Income C. Sweetser Lecture Fund . 400.00 

3 Admissions • . .75 

5 Season tickets 2.50 

L. L. McMaster — 100 Admissions . 25.00 

L. L. McMaster — 190 Season tickets 95.00 

7 Season tickets 3.50 

30 Admissions 6.00 

27 Admissions . 5.40 

18 Admissions 3.60 

26 Admissions 5.20 



Totals Receipts 



$876.45 



Nov. 


17 


Nov. 


17 


Nov. 


19 


Nov. 


19 


Nov. 


19 


.Nov. 


22 


Nov. 


30 


Dec. 


1 


Dec. 


4 


Jan. 


5 


Jan. 


19 


Feb. 


2 


Feb. 


2 



EXPENDITURES 

1 Ticket punch 

David Redfearn — Taking tickets 

J. F. Parker & Co — Torches . 

Boston Regalia Co. — Badges . 

William H. Taft — Lecture & Expenses 

G. D. Chapman — Drum Corps 

A. L. Ripley — Music .... 

H. W. Gleason — Lecture . 

M. H. Carter — Decoration 

A. L. Cutler — Lecture & Expenses 

Charles E. Fay — Lecture . 

L. Dupriez — Lecture .... 

A. L. Cutler — Stereopticon 



$ 



.65 

1.50 

4.50 

6.30 

310.46 

9.00 

15.00 

50.00 

5.00 

60.00 

50.00 

30.00 

10.00 



T OF OVERSEERS OF THE POOR 95 



Feb. 2 H. S. Parker — Police and Fireman . 19.50 

Feb. 2 Wakefield Daily Item — Print. & Adv. 47.30 

Feb. 2 Norman Hudson — Selling tickets . . 5 = 50 

Feb. 2 Albert Hudson — Taking tickets . . 5.50 

Feb. 3 Scott Printing Co. — Adv. . . . 12.00 



Total Expenses $642.21 

Balance paid to Mrs. Rosa B. Cutler, 

Treas. Sweetser Charity Fund $234.24 



Respectfully Submitted, 

W. S. PERKINS, 
J. LOWE McMAHON, 
EDWIN C. MILLER, 
HARRIS M. DOLBEARE, 

HARRY M. WHEELER. 



$876.45 



The Overseers of the Poor herewith submit their report for the 
year 1916. 

There are ten inmates at the Home, four women and six men. 
The Home is in excellent condition and the inmates are well 
cared for by the Superintendent and Matron, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob 
Blick, Jr. 

HUGH CONNELL, Chairman, 
ALBERT D. CATE, Secretary, 
GEORGE E. ZWICKER. 



96 



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1918 



Report of School Committee 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE FOR 1916—1917 

Arthur H. Boardman, Ch'n, 56 Pleasant St. 
Mrs. Ida Farr Miller, Sec, 21 Richardson Ave. 
J. Lowe McMahon, Treas., Prospect St. 
Mrs. Eva Gowing Ripley, 40 Emerson St. 
Dr. Charles E. Montague, 15 Richardson Ave. 
Edward E. Lee, Greenwood, Mass. 

SUB-COMMITTEES 
PUBLIC PROPERTY 

Mr. Lee 

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS 

Mr. Lee 

TEACHERS AND SALARIES 

Mr. Lee 

COURSES OF STUDY 

Mrs. Miller 

TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLIES 

Mrs. Ripley 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

Willard B. Atwell, 20 Stedman St. 
OFFICE HOURS 



Dr. Montague 



Mr. McMahon 



Mrs. Miller 



Mrs. Ripley 



Mr. Lee 



Mr. Boardman 

Mr. Boardman 

Dr. Montague 

Dr. Montague 

Mr. McMahon 



Mondays, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 to 8.30 a.m. 
Wednesdays and Fridays, 4 to 5.30 p.m. 

Office, Flanley Block. 

Telephone, Office, 122. Residence, 363-J. 

Clerk, Miss Gertrude V. Lofstrom. Hours, 8 to 12 and 1.30 to 5 
on school days. 

REGULAR MEETINGS OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Second and fourth Fridays of each month at 8 p.m. at Com- 
mittee Rooms, Flanley Block. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

The Committee suggested in its last report the purchase of a 
two-room portable building for the Lincoln School. This would have pro- 
vided accommodations for all the grades at that school for full time and 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 97 

would also have provided for the transfer of a few pupils from the 
Woodville School to relieve the crowded condition in the lower room. 

The refusal of the town to appropriate money for the purchase 
of such a building has necessitated the continued division of the first 
grade, a part attending the morning and the remainder the afternoon 
session. The teachers of these sections have assisted each other in 
their respective classes. This seems to be the only schedule possible 
at the present time. The committee does not consider this arrangement 
satisfactory and hope that accommodations may soon be provided for 
regular sessions. 

Because of previous reports of the School Committee and the 
Principal dealing with the High School situation and because of the 
continued increase in enrollment, the committee feel that it ought 
not to be necessary to present any further arguments indicating the 
need of a new high school building. 

PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS 

Further improvements have been made to the Franklin School 
playground. The remainder of the low ground has been filled in and 
the banking on the Nahant Street side has been graded and an iron 
fence with cement posts has been erected. Two hundred and fifty dol- 
lars was expended from the school appropriation and the balance of 
the cost of the improvement was paid by individuals living in the dis- 
trict. The work was done under the supervision of the Superintendent 
of Streets. 

FIRE PROTECTION 

In our last report we mentioned changes made in several of the 
buildings to better protect them against fire. At the Hurd and Hamil- 
ton Schools brick walls have been built about both basement stairways 
and fire doors installed, thus shutting off the corridors and exits by 
these walls and fire doors. At the High School a sprinkler system 
has been installed in the basement and chemical laboratory with stand- 
pipes to the top floor with two outlets on each floor with fire hose. 

HEALTH CONDITIONS 

The epidemic of Infantile Paralysis last fall caused many cities 
and towns in Eastern Massachusetts to delay the opening of schools. 
After careful consideration, and conference with the Health Authori- 
ties, it was decided to keep our schools in session unless cases actually 
occurred among pupils, but to further safeguard the liability of con- 
tagion, three nurses were secured to give their entire attention to look- 
ing after the health of pupils in schools and particularly to following 
up and investigating all known cases of illness in the family at home 
unless under the care of a physician. After about three weeks, two 
nurses were released, but the services of one has been retained and 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



we are asking an appropriation to make this a permanent position. 
We consider a school nurse almost a necessity. She has proven of 
great assistance to the school physician, to principals and to teachers 
in discovering and following up in school and at home parasitic and 
contagious skin diseases and in looking after the general welfare from 
a health standpoint. The Board of Health strongly recommend her re- 
tention. 

PARENT-TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION 

The committee appreciates the interest taken in the schools by 
the Parent-Teachers' Associations which is being manifested in many 
helpful ways. The Association of the Franklin School has provided 
suitable apparatus for the new playground. The Greenwood Associa- 
tion which was last year instrumental in organizing supervised play 
at the Greenwood School has continued its interest, and is now em- 
ploying a teacher of physical training who gives instruction two days 
a week during the recess periods. This association has made a trial 
of furnishing paper towels. 

The Committee believes in physical education and hopes in the 
near future to be able to provide for the schools a director in physical 
training. 

The Associations connected with the High School, the Warren, 
Hurd, Montrose and Woodville Districts have shown great interest 
and enthusiasm and are proving helpful to the schools and the school 
management. 

TEACHERS' SALARIES 

The committee this year has again seriously considered the ques- 
tion of salaries and decided to recommend that the town appropriate 
a sum sufficient to increase the salaries of all women teachers fifty dol- 
lars and the men teachers one hundred dollars from January 1, 1917. 
This would raise the salaries of the women teachers in the grades now 
receiving the maximum to seven hundred dollars and in the High 
School to eight hundred and fifty dollars. 

The Committee appreciates the fact that many places the size 
of Wakefield or larger and some towns smaller, pay salaries consider- 
ably in excess of those proposed, and if the town were in a better finan- 
cial condition the committee would gladly recommend a more substan- 
tial increase believing that it would be justified in so doing. 

Since the budget was prepared a petition was presented from 
the grade teachers asking for one hundred dollars increase January 1, 
1917 and fify dollars increase January 1, 1918. 

The committee has prepared and presented to the Finance Com- 
mittee an estimate showing the additional amount needed to carry this 
into effect and also to give a like increase to the women teachers in the 
High School. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 99 

— — — . — , ____ _^^_____________ 

APPROPRIATIONS 

We recommend the following appropriations . 

Salaries $ 76,659.00 

Contingent 7,000.00 

Supplies 4,000.00 

Fuel . 6,000.00 

Evening School 1,100.00 

Practical Arts 900.00 



$ 95,659.00 
The receipts are estimated to be $3000.00. 

For a more complete account of the work of the schools, we 
would refer to the reports of the Superintendent and of the Principal 
of the High School and urgently invite a careful reading' of the same. 

A. H. Boardman 
Mrs. Ida Farr Miller 
J. Lowe McMahon 
Mrs. Eva Gowing Ripley 
E. E. Lee 
Dr. C. E. Montague 



REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT 

To the School Committee. 

Ladies and Gentlemen: — I hereby submit my sixth annual report, 
the twenty-third in a series of such reports. 

CROWDED CONDITIONS 

Last year I reported that in some districts the buildings were 
badly overcrowded. Conditions have not improved any, but are worse. 

The Woodville building has room enough upstairs because we 
took the fifth grade from there and divided it between the Lincoln 
and Franklin Schools. We felt compelled to do this because of the 
large numbers at Woodville and because there were three grades 
in the room. The lower room has about fifty pupils. Nearly all of 
the entering class are non-English speaking, making the work here 
very hard. Some assistance should be given the teacher for full time. 

In the Franklin buildings the rooms accommodating the first 
four or five grades have more pupils than they should, and this is in 
spite of the portable building which has been in use for some time. 
No teacher should be compelled to teach fifty pupils, but two or three 
teachers in this building do. The sixth, seventh and eighth grades 
are not at all crowded, the congestion coming in the preceding 



100 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

grades. It looks, now, as though it is only a short time before we 
shall have to have added accommodations here. Until such are fur- 
nished by the town we should employ an extra teacher to help, par- 
ticularly in grade one and in others if occasion permits. 

In the Lincoln building conditions are very bad. The first 
grade is still divided, one-half of the class attending mornings and 
the other half afternoons. Some of the other rooms are badly over- 
crowded, having fifty or more pupils enrolled. We have a teacher 
here who does individual work with the slow and backward pupils 
and she is doing the work well. , 

The three central districts, Woodville, Franklin and Lincoln are 
in the poorest shape for accommodations and urgently need relief. 

The other buildings, with the exception of the eighth grade 
room in the Warren School, are comfortably able to take care of the 
pupils in their respective districts. It may be possible to re-arrange 
the Warren and Hamilton districts and add one or two grades to the 
Hamilton school to more easily take care of the situation on the 
West Side. , 

FIRE-PROOFING 

• 

During the past year the committee did considerable work in 
fire-proofing the buildings. The High, Lincoln, Hurd and Hamilton 
schools are now well protected. There is some work still whick 
should be attended to. Every building in town now has self-closing 
doors leading to the basements covered with metal, and orders have 
been given to have these doors closed all the time school is in session. 
Every exit is thus guarded against fire breaking out into the corri- 
dors from the basements. 

WIDER USE OF BUILDINGS 

The town has a valuable plant in the school property and it 
seems a pity that this vast plant cannot be utilized to a greater 
extent. At present all but two buildings are used some, though not 
as much as they might be. 

The High School is the most widely-used school building in town. 
During the fall, winter and spring for four nights per week some 
parts of this building are in use from eight o'clock in the morning to 
nine-thirty or ten at night. The High School students use it from 
eight to five o'clock, and the Evening School from seven-thirty to 
nine-thirty at least, often for more than this time. Different organ- 
izations of the High School also use it during the winter, as well as 
the Parent-Teachers' Association and the Wakefield Improvement 

Society. 

The Franklin School while well situated is not used as much 
for a civic center as it should be. Besides the Parent-Teachers' 
Association meetings, the Kosmos Club is conducting classes for the 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 101 

mothers of the district, making; provisions for taking care of the 
little children whom the mothers may bring with them. 

The only extra use the other buildings have is the meetings of the 
Parent-Teachers' Association or Improvement Association of the re- 
spective districts. 

TEACHERS' SALARIES 

The question of adequate salaries for teachers is ever present, 
and it seems to be more pressing than ever just now. There is no 
need of giving any arguments on the high cost of living. We all 
know it is here and we know that it affects all alike. Industries are 
giving their employees substantial increases in wages with a result 
in many cases, that unskilled labor is receiving more than the teach- 
ers of our town. The teacher has many demands both for time and 
money, and after these have been satisfied together with the actual 
cost of existence, a teacher has very little chance to lay anything aside 
for a rainy day or for old age. I know that both the tax rate and 
assessed valuation of property are high, but I sincerely hope the 
town may see its way clear to make a sufficiently large appropria- 
tion so the committee may grant a substantial increase in salary 
to each teacher. 

DENTAL WORK 

Last year I reported that the dentists in town had freely and 
voluntarily offered their services to examine the teeth of the school 
children in the first five grades. They have continued their work this 
year adding the pupils of the sixth grade. The dentists find that 
since the last inspection many children have had work done on their 
teeth. Last spring many children whose parents could not afford 
to pay for dental work were given treatment gratis. I cannot speak 
too highly of these busy men who have so generously given of their 
time for the benefit of the children. They have eased much pain 
and increased the efficiency of the boys and girls. 

SCHOOL NURSE 

Nearly every principal reports that the school nurse is doing 
a valuable work in the schools in conjunction with the school physi- 
cian. Her following up of the parasitic diseases and skin troubles 
saves many children considerable time that they would otherwise lose. 
I hope we may add a nurse permanently to our staff. 

NEW FORM FOR REPORT CARDS 

Believing that a new style of report card would better meet 
needs of this line of school work, we have adopted new forms. Now, 
instead of giving a letter or figure indicating the kind of work a 
pupil is doing, the teacher tells in plain English in a few words 



102 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

what the weakness or strength of the pupil is. At the end of the 
half-year and at each report thereafter she also states the chances of 
promotion of each child. The parent thus has plenty of time to know 
what to expect and to assist in the work to make up the deficiencies. 
The parent is requested to sign the card, not as an indication of ap- 
proval but to show that he has read over the report. Judging from 
comments that I have heard, I believe that parents generally like 
this new form of report card. 

MANUAL TRAINING 

When the Manual Training Department was first established it 
did what was called Sloyd work. This has been gradually changed 
and broadened and work has been made as practical as possible under 
the present housing conditions, for we are badly handicapped for 
room. I feel that the time has come to branch out still more by in- 
troducing printing and bookbinding. The first thought is that we 
have not room enough for the apparatus necessary for these subjects. 
We haven't if we add the equipment to that which we already have in 
the room. We can introduce these two subject if we remove some 
of the benches now in place. This will not give us all the room 
needed, but it will enable us to make a start, and in due course of 
time when we have a new building we can make proper preparations. 
The only way we can accommodate them now is to take out one row 
of benches and put in their place a small equipment for printing and 
bookbinding and divide the classes into divisions, each working at 
one of the three kinds of exercises. 

This idea is not to turn out finished printers or bookbinders, 
but to give those motor-minded boys work along other lines than wood 
by means of which they may get some training. It will be somewhat 
meager pre-vocational work instead of any attempt at vocational. 
The bookbinding equipment will not be expensive. The manual 
training boys can make some of the apparatus needed. Accuracy is 
necessary for repairing a book as well as good iudgment in selecting 
what can be rebound and in selecting cover material. The depart- 
ment can furnish plenty of books for practical experience. At 
present our bookbinding bill is on an average about $110 per year. 
The boys could probably do all of the work saving a greater part of 
this amount. The work would not be done as well at first as is now 
done by expert binders but the result would be a strongly bound book, 
ready for further service even if it did not look as good as it might. 
It is seldom that we have as much material for practical experience 
as we have for this line of work. 

A printing outfit will cost considerably more, but I believe the 
additional expense is fully warranted by the extra value to the boys. 
I know of nothing that requires more exactness, the exercise of more 
judgment than does printing. Here again the department can fur- 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 103 



nish plenty of work for practical experience in the small forms 
needed and other kinds of work that we could use to good advantage 
but which are too expensive to buy. 

I urgently recommend the adoption of these two courses. 

HOUSEHOLD ARTS 

At the present time we have no courses in the High School for 
those students who are motor-minded and do not take to the regular 
academic work. We ought to haVe something for such pupils both for 
boys and girls. The work for the boys would be an extension of the 
manual training in the grades with the addition of different kinds 
of material with which to deal. For the girls we should give in- 
struction in the household arts. This might be open to all girls over 
fourteen years of age regardless of whether they had finished the 
grammar school or not. The best workshop for this would be, not 
a special room in the High School building, but rather an outside 
building, in other words, an ordinary house. This could be re- 
modeled by the boys who could also take care of the interior decora- 
tions. The girls could take care of the selection of furnishings as 
;?. part of the regular work. Instruction in the care of a household 
would then be given in surroundings like those under which they would 
actually deal when they leave school. The classes would rotate, so 
one tenement or building would take care of several classes or groups 
of girls. Instruction should also be given in sewing, both by power 
and by the methods of the ordinary home. Cooking would also be 
given under normal conditions. Here also could be exemplified the 
preparing and serving of meals to meet the needs of families of 
different sizes. This same idea is being carried out in other places 
with good success. In regard to practical experience, I see no rea- 
son why the girls should not prepare and serve the lunches for the High 
School, where the food might be sold practically at cost. I also 
believe that different families in town would gladly send in lunches to 
b« prepared for social functions in the home. They could state the 
number of guests to be served and the amount they wish to pay. It 
would then be a problem for the girls to prepare the food for the 
given cost. Many families do not keep a maid for full time but wish 
to secure help at stated times. I see no reason why the girls should 
not go into the homes to render this kind of service. I commend this 
idea for the serious consideration of the Committee. 

LONGER SCHOOL DAY 

I have expressed a belief before that the length of the school day for 
high school pupils should be extended, and have also shown that it is 
physically impossible to do so with the present equipment. Indeed we 
are compelled to shorten the day for instead of the common five hour 
day, the upper classes have only four and one-half hours and the 



104 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

freshmen class only four and one-quarter hours. A longer day for the 
upper grammar grades also would give the teachers a chance to teach 
the pupils more how to study. Much of the home study today is more 
or less haphazard with a resultant loss of time. Conditions in the home 
are not usually adapted for intensive study. The regular routine of 
the family disturbs more or less. Coupled with not thoroughly know- 
ing how to study, the daily life of the family interferes so with the 
average pupil that he cannot secure the best results from home work. 
A longer day would give the child more chance to study in an atmos- 
phere of study where he could accomplish more in a few minutes than 
in an hour at home. I belive that after a thorough trial, a majority of 
parents would much prefer this plan. 

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 

Last year I wrote somewhat at length upon the subject of Junior 
High School. It is not necessary to repeat all the material this year. 
I will however call to your attention again the fact that two central 
high schools, a junior and a senior would leave the present grammar 
school buildings able to take care of the first six grades for some time 
to come. I realize that we cannot do anything until we have a new 
high school building, and while almost everyone knows we sadly need 
new quarters for the high school we probably cannot have a new build- 
ing until the finances of the town are in better condition and the tax 
rate lowered. If this doesn't happen soon we shall need increased ac- 
commodations for at least three districts. 

HOME GARDENS 

For the past few years the Wakefield Improvement Society has 
been conducting contests in flower gardens at the homes. I have felt 
that the vegetable garden should be recognized both for its discipline 
for the child and its economic value to the family. Last year I started 
a campaign for wider use of the back yards for gardens. ' I called a 
meeting of representatives from the different organizations in town in- 
cluding the Grange and Business Men's Association at which we out- 
lined a program for carrying on the work. At the time of organiza- 
tion we had no idea of doing anything except with vegetables, but 
the Wakefield Improvement Association asked us to take over the 
flowers. We secured several prizes which we offered by grades for both 
vegetable and flower gardens and general prizes of two gold watches 
for the boy and girl having the best flower gardens in town. 

To secure the best results we enlisted the aid of the Parent- 
Teachers' Associations in each district to make three or four inspec- 
tions of the gardens during the summer. The visitors from these were 
enthusiastic and were of material aid to the success of the work. 
Several children became discouraged early in the summer and failed in 
their work. Just before the flower exhibition in the fall, an expert, 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 105 

Mr. White, from the State Board of Agriculture, came to Wakefield 
and put in a day and a half inspecting and judging those gardens 
which the visitors had selected as the best in each district. 

The success of these gardens depends largely upon the sympathy 
and encouragement of the home and as we are planning to continue the 
work this spring and summer I hope we may receive even greater help 
than last year. 

We made several mistakes last year which I believe we may rec- 
tify, profiting by experience. We will begin the work earlier this year 
by calling together the general committee about the last of January, 
thus perfecting the plan much earlier. I hope we shall have the con- 
tinued support of the different organizations for the more pople we 
can enlist as friends of the cause the more encouragement we can give 
the children and the better results we shall receive. 

Other places that have tried this work find that it is better to 
give several smaller prizes than a few large ones. We need a consider- 
able amount of money for these, something like $75 or $100. If we 
could have this amount we could give prizes by grades in each school 
throughout the town rather than a prize for each grade in town. 
The amount needed is based on the assumption that we shall have both 
flower and vegetable gardens for the contests. 

Many of the children exhibited the products of their gardens 
at the Quannapowitt Fair last fall. The exhibits consisted also of 
work done in the home, particularly by the girls, such as canning, 
both fruit and vegetables, bread and cake making, jellies and needle 
work The total amount of prizes given for this department was 
$120.25, $66.90 of which went to the children from Wakefield. The 
largest prizes for Wakefield of $5.55 and $5.35 went to Everett Hellyar 
and Adelaide Boynton, respectively. I believe this is a fair indication 
of the success of our work and warrants us in continuing our efforts 
along this line. 

ORGANIZED PLAY 

Two schools, the Greenwood and Franklin, have been trying- 
organized play. The Greenwood School has carried the work further 
along, backed by the interest and financial support of the Parent- 
Teachers' Association. They have paid for the services of an instruc- 
tor to give time at recess two days each week for the instruction of 
both pupils and teachers. I believe the results have more than justified 
the expense. The discipline of both the school yard and room has 
greatly improved since the introduction of this organized play and 
physical instruction. If the school day for the upper grades and high 
school should be lengthened, we could have supervised study periods, 
and supervised play or physical exercises for both sessions. As soon 
as the town feels as though it can afford this additional expense I 
recommend that the department secure the services of someone to take 



106 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

charge of this work in all the schools in town. I doubt if the same 
person could also serve as athletic instructor in the high school because 
of lack of time. 

One of the high school teachers offered her services for a volun- 
teer class in physical exercise for girls. The only available space has 
been the front corridor. That the work is appreciated by the girls is 
shown by the fact that while the work has been entirely elective only 
one or two have dropped out after beginning the exercises. 

PRACTICAL ARTS 

We have omitted the course in cooking this year because there 
did not seem to be a sufficient demand for it. 

The enrollment in the^ millinery and sewing class is somewhat 
smaller than formerly. During the spring and fall we have held some 
afternoon classes in these subjects because this arrangement seemed to 
meet with favor with many who found it rather hard to get out in the 
evening because of family cares. The work has been continued along 
the same general lines as I have before reported. Below is given the 
value of the work turned out by the classes. This is taken from a re- 
port submitted to the State foi? the school year of 1915-1916. 



SEWING 



Totals 



Articles made: — 35 Undergarments cost $34.40 

av. cost, each .98 

est. val., each. . 1.25 $43.75 

36 Shirtwaists cost 25.42 

av. cost, each. .70 

est. val., each. . 1.50 54.00 

76 Skirts cost 94.92 

av. cost, each. 1.24 

est. val., each . . 3.00 228.00 

42 Waists cost . 30.53 

av. cost, each. .72 

est. val., each. . 2.00 84.00 



Total value 


$40 


MILLINERY 




Total number of hats made 


155 


cost 


$452.48 


average cost, each 


2.91 


average value, each 


6.02 


Total value 


$934.00 



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107 



Notes. Many of the waists were joined to the skirts to form a 
dress. Several skirts were made of woolen materials, which made the 
estimated average value higher. 

Each student passed in the actual cost of her hat and also her 
estimated value of the same. In some cases where the cost seems low, 
old materials were used, and in a few instances when the cost is very- 
high, ostrich plumes or expensive materials were used. 

SCHOOL SAVINGS BANKS 

In previous reports I have explained in detail the workings of the 
School Savings Banks. The efficiency of these depends largely upon the 
enthusiasm of the teachers and principals for children need a constant 
stimulus for an extended period to form good habits. I feel that we 
are accomplishing good work along this line, for as you see by the fol- 
lowing report the children of the three schools having the School Sav- 
ings Banks have a considerable sum to their credit in the Bank, a com- 
paratively large number having bank books of their own. 



SCHOOL SAVINGS FOR YEAR 1916 

Gr'nw'd Lincoln Franklin Totals 

Active Account 300 169 133 602 

No. of Deposits 2139 1898 1067 5104 

Withdrawals $ 21.39 $ 95.97 $ 41.84 $159.20 

Amount of Deposits 684.06 549.08 298.47 1531.61 
Amt. transferred to 

pupils' acc'ts 624.00 394.47 213.00 1231.47 

Bal. in custody of 

Trustee 146.52 75.21 75.66 297.39 

No. of Savings Bank 

Books issued 49 19 19 87 

SUMMARY FOR FOUR YEARS 

Number Deposits 7525 6671 5620 19816 

Amount of Deposits ..$ 2271.78 $1769.96 $1302.55 $5344.29 

Amt. of Withdrawals 149.25 322.53 340.41 812.19 
Amount tranferred to 

pupils' accounts 2030.68 1357.21 772.00 4159.89- 

Number of Savings Bank 

Books issued 276 152 171 599 



108 . TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



HIGH SCHOOL 

The High School continues to increase in number with each suc- 
ceeding year. Thirty-nine more pupils have enrolled to date than were 
registered for the whole of the last school year. As the number of 
pupils increase so we have to add a teacher to the corps to take up the 
extra classes thus formed. There is a limit to the accomodations of 
the building for the actual housing of the students. The efficiency is 
diminished now by conditions as they are, but by the time we meet 
with the full capacity of the building the efficiency will be at a low ebb. 
I wish to commend the spirit of the teachers in the High 
School for they do their work under adverse conditions without com- 
plaining. The esprit de corps is noticeable, and take this with better 
equipment the work would be much better than it is now. 

I have spoken in another place of a small beginning in physical 
culture. I hope this will be given soon for all the girls. 

For a more particular report of the High School, I refer you 
to the report of Principal Howe. 

EVENING SCHOOL 

There has been a decided decrease in the attendance in the Even- 
School due prebably to a restricted immigration because of the war in 
Europe. We have had a smaller enrollment than for several years. 

Our class in citizenship which we started last year has been con- 
tinued. While we did not have as many attend as we wished, it seemed 
as though we secured very good results. The course is arranged with 
the idea of giving aliens knowledge of American History, the govern- 
ment of the municipality, state and nation, and the ideals of American 
citizenship. 

Mr. Raymond Bellinger, the instructor, has been in close touch 
with the naturalization authorities and has secured helpful co-opera- 
tion from them. Mr. Dellinger escorted to the naturalization court 
in Boston those who desired help and assisted them in taking out the 
so called first papers and also the final ones. There were twenty- 
seven who made declaration of intention and eleven who secured certi- 
ficates making them citizens of this country. 

CHANGES IN THE TEACHING FORCE 

During the year we have had the following resignations. 

HIGH SCHOOL 

Amy Butterfield, Drawing, to be married. 

R. D. Arnold, French, to go to Hartford, Conn. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 109 

GRADES 

Persis Richardson from Lincoln 1 to Somerville. 

Mary F. Wade, Lincoln 1 to Attleboro. 

Lillian Edmands, Lincoln Assistant, to be married. 

Mildred Munsey, Warren Assistant, to be married. 

Florence Arnold, Franklin VIII, to take another line of work* 

Mabelle Bartlett, Hurd I and II, to be married. 

Hattie Blanchard, Greenwood VI, to be married. 

TRANSFERS 

Anna Hurley, Woodville III-IV, to assistant in Lincoln. 
Lila McCormick, Greenwood VII to Greenwood VI. 
Helen Prescott, Montrose V-VII to Greenwood VII. 
Eliza Coburn, Franklin VII to Franklin VIII. 
Ruth Hickey, Woodville MI to Woodville III-IV. 

ELECTIONS 

HIGH SCHOOL 

Norman Mansur from Wilton, N. H. to succeed R. D. Arnold, 

French 
Isabelle Hirst from Uxbridge to succeed Amy Butterfield. 
Genevieve I. Elmer from Poultney, Vt., an extra teacher. 

GRADES 

Catherina Slaiger from N'rth Adams N'rmal to Grade I, Lincoln. 
Blanche Meserve from Jackson, N. H. to grade I, Lincoln. 
Mabel Whittaker from Central Falls, R. I. to Assistant Warren. 
Lydia Sullivan from Pepperell to grade I-II, Hurd. 
Edith Fish from Marion, Mass., to grade VII, Franklin. 
Elsie Smith from Attleboro to Grade V-VII, Montrose. 
Josephine Rourke from Vermont to grade I-II, Woodville. 

COST OF THE SCHOOLS 

Wakefield spends a large amount of money for its schools and 
does it willingly. I think perhaps some figures, compared with the 
averages of the State at large may be interesting to the citizens. The 
State Board of Education has recently sent out a pre-print of its annual 
report. This gives data for the school year 1915-1916, for all the cities 
and towns of the State and it is from this that I obtain the following: 



110 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Valuation per pupil in the Average 
Membership 

Per cent of attendance based on 

average membership 

Per cent of attendance based on 

total enrollment 

General control, including salaries 

and expenses of School Committee 

and Superintendent: 

Cost of pupil, av. membership .... 
Salaries of principals, teachers and 

supervisors : 
Cost per pupil in av. membership . . 
Text books, stationery, supplies: 
Cost per pupil in av. membership. . 
Operation of School Plant, including 

janitor service and fuel: 
Cost per pupil in av. membership . . 
Repairs, replacement and up-keep: 
Cost per pupil in av. membership. . 
Total for support, including ordin- 
ary repairs : 
Cost per pupil in av. membership . . 
New school houses, alterations, and 

permanent repairs: 
Cost per pupil in av. membership. . 
Total for Support and outlay: 
Cost per pupil in av. membership . . 

HIGH SCHOOL 
Expenditures for support, exclusive 

of general control: 
Cost per pupil in av. membership . . 

Number of cities and towns in State, 

Valuation per pupil in average 
membership 

Cost per pupil in average member- 
ship from local taxation 

Cost per pupil in average member- 
ship for expenditures from all 
sources 

Expenditures per $1000 valuation 
for school support from local 
taxation 

Rate of local tax per $1000 valua- 
tion, 1915 



State Wakefield 

$8686.00 $5246.00 

93 94.6 

84 90.0 



1.86 



1.65 



29.11 


22.15 


2.31 


2.01 


5.23 


4.19 


1.98 


.85 



42.55 32.69 

7.24 1.34 

49.79 32.69 

67.27 51.02 

.-. 353 

Wakefield Rank in State 



$5246.00 
32.69 

33.45 

6.23 
25.20 



196 
184 

287 

129 
6 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 111 

CONCLUSION 

I wish to take this opportunity to publicly thank the School 
Committee for their hearty sympathy with the work, the principals and 
teachers for their loyal support and the townspeople for their interest 
and support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Willard B. Atwell 



REPORT OF ATTENDANCE OFFICER 

Mr. W. B. Atwell, Superintendent of Schools. 
Dear Sir: — 

I hereby submit the following report for the school year ending 
June 30, 1916. 

I have investigated 581 cases as reported to me and found the 

pupils absent for the reasons given below: — 

Sickness 135 

Truancy 99 

Lack of shoes, clothing, etc ' 36 

Kept out by parents 194 

Found on street and taken to school 8 

Left school , 10 

Naturalization residences verified • 8 

Non-registration (new pupils placed in school) 6 

Found on street, taken home ... 13 

Left town 2 

Employment cards 18 

Tardy 18 

Factories and stores visited 4 

Found at home, taken to school 1 

Suspensions 5 

Disturbance at schools 20 

Destroying private property 2 

Corporal punishment 1 

Taken to court — 1 placed on probation 1 



581 
Yours very respectfully, 

Albert D. Cate, Attendance Officer. 

r 



Boys 


Girls 


Total 


1 


1 


2 


40 


69 


109 


50 


54 


104 


56 


82 


138 


87 


99 


186 



112 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

REPORT OF HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL 

Mr. W. B. Atwell, Supt. of Schools. 

Dear Sir: — 

Herewith is submitted the annual report of the Principal of the 
High School. 

Number of Pupils 

For the year Sept. 1916 to date the attendance in school has been 
as follows: 

Graduate pupils 
Fourth Year pupils 
Third Year pupils 
Second Year pupils 
First Year pupils 

Total 234 305 539 

As has been said in these reports for many years, this is the 
largest number of pupils ever in attendance upon the High School. 
I do not know that we ought to be surprised at this, for Wakefield is a 
growing town and besides, is no exception to the fact that the value 
of high school education is almost universally recognized. It would 
be more surprising if the school did not grow. It seems safe to say 
that for many years to come we shall find an increasing number of the 
youth of the town in attendance upon the high school. 

In this connection it is interesting, and encouraging, too, to note 
that while the Wakefield High School has seen a generous increase 
in attendance this year, in many high schools of the State the atten- 
dance has either remained stationary or fallen off. The most common 
explanation of this situation is the unwonted prosperity of the country 
and the ease with which labor, even of youth, has been absorbed. 

The Present Situation 

Last spring, the school authorities determined to continue the 
arrangement of last year, by which the three upper classes were re- 
quired to come to school in the forenoon and the first year class in the 
afternoon. In my report last year, I said: — 

"The time actually spent in school by the upper classes has been 
reduced to four and a half hours, and by the first year class to four 
and a quarter hours. At a time when the tendency is to in- 
crease the length of the school day rather than diminish it, it 
seems as though we were turning backwards the hands of the clock." 

Of the three elements essential to a good school — viz. teachers, 
time, room, we are equipped with only the first in anything like an ade- 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 113 



quate degree. Teachers, we have. Of time, we have not more than 
two-thirds enough and of room there is an absolute shortage of any- 
where from 25 to 50 per cent. 

The lack of room became evident to those who attended the 
demonstration of school work of the first year class and Commercial 
Department under the auspices of the Parent-Teachers' Association. 
It seemed as though the building was almost entirely utilized on that 
evening, but when it was announced that there were still 250 members 
of the school who were not in attendance, the question naturally arose, 
where could you put them if they were here? 

Teachers 

Time 

Room 

With only the first, is your school adequately equipped? 

Communication 

(The following is self explanatory.) 

May 8, 1916. 
My dear Mr. Boardman: — 

I remember that on one occasion some time ago, you asked me, 
"What would you have different in the High School to make it better?" 
May I suggest the following — not all in my own language but things 
culled from my reading. 

(1) Realize that the "social and athletic activities are quite 
as fundamental as the strictly academic activities." Sports including 
all members of the school are more wholesome than other school games. 
Debating societies, English club, Science club, etc, would come under 
this head. 

(2) "The school opportunities offered students should be extended 
so as to include more hours in the day and more weeks in the year". 
There is a large fund of available student energy which goes to waste 
because High School students do not organize their time well. Any- 
one who is at all acquainted with the afternoon activities of High 
School pupils knows that there is much waste time that ought to be 
recovered. 

(3) "Vocational guidance for pupils is essential." 

(4) "Supervised study is more important than recitation." 
This would involve lengthening the school day materially, to 

six hours or more. 

(5) "Devices must be adopted for economizing the time of 
students preparing for practical life." The efforts to secure economy 
should always be coupled with a recognition of high scholarship. "Ex- 
cess credit for high grade work, rapid promotion for the best students, 
are among the most obvious and legitimate devices for securing the 
right kind of economy." 



114 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

I take it that this means the elimination of marking time. 
Our practice of allowing Seniors in the Commercial Department to 
go to work in the spring as soon as ready is in line with this idea. If 
a pupil can get ready for college in three years; i. e. if he is capable 
of doing ordinary four years' work in three, it ought to be arranged 
so that he can take advantage of his ability. 

(6) There should be Science courses and courses in Civics and 
the practical arts. The course of study should be rich in the subjects 
that have long been traditional ; it should be rich in new courses. 

The significant feature about the above statement lies in the 
fact that the old-fashioned subjects are not thrown overboard, but that 
new subjects are added. 

I think that if the above were to be attempted, we should soon 
find that our 'accommodations would be prohibitive of any expansion. 
Of the above items, the fulfillment of Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 6 depends direct- 
ly upon enlarged accommodations, not only of building but of grounds 
as well. 

Supervised Study 

The fourth item in the above, I should like to call to your im- 
mediate attention at somewhat greater length. 

There is always more or less discussion concerning the desira- 
bility of home study. It is undoubtedly true that much of the time 
spent on home study (so called) is wasted. Our youth has not been 
taught to study. There has been precious little opportunity to teach 
him. The primary object of supervised study is to train pupils in 
proper habits of study. Hopeful experiments in this direction are 
being attempted in various parts of the country. Those in Everett 
(Washington) and Houghton (Michigan) High Schools are notable 
efforts and bid fair to make a valuable contribution to contemporary 
experience in school administration. 

Principal Eriekson of Houghton says: — "Our plan, briefly 
stated, is that we divide the day into five periods of eighty minutes 
each. Each period is divided into two parts, the first forty minutes 
being devoted to the recitation and the remainder to study under the 
direction of the teacher. The length of the school day is from 8.00 
A. M. to 12.00 M. and from 1.30 P. M. to 4.10 P. M. We do not 
pretend to do away with home study but we try to reduce it to a mini- 
mum. 

The advantages of supervised study are numerous. It is al- 
most generally conceded that high-school students do not know how 
to study to advantage. This is not because the grade teacher has 
not tried to teach them, but because she has not had an opportunity to 
see that her instructions were carried out. Neither is it because the 
high school teacher has neglected that phase, but because the studying 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 115 

has always been done in her absence. Under the old plan of assembly 
study periods, one teacher was in charge of 150 pupils, so that if she 
maintained good order that was practically all that could be expected 
of her. She could not devote her entire time to helping pupils, and 
even if she could, she would not be capable of giving advice in a 
dozen different subjects. Under the supervised plan, each teacher has 
her class of about twenty studying the same subject, in which she 
is an expert. In the smaller room with a few students there is less 
to distract the mind of the shiftless boy, and he will do something 
simply because everybody else is doing it. 

The logical place for the study period is after the recitation. 

Under the old system the studying was done just before the recitation 

and was nothing more than cramming. Now the lesson is prepared 

twenty-four hours before it is recited." 

\ 
In speaking of the relative merits of home study and supervised 

study, Mr. Roberts of the Everett (Washington) High School in an 
article in the School Review for December 1916, writes: — "We came 
to feel that a considerable share of the home study was likewise inef- 
fective and futile. By letters to the parents and patrons, by special 
tests, by supplication and adjuration, efforts to secure the two hours of 
home study necessary for strong work were made, but in vain. As 
teachers, we realized that the finest intellectual atmosphere existed in 
many homes, but for the most part, home study was ineffective. In 
many cases, poor light, family conversation, the performance of home 
duties, the ebb and flow of the family life effectually cut off the student 
from quiet, effective study. Again, the pupil was caught by some diffi- 
culty, father and mother could not help ; and after considerable flound- 
ering about, the time was wasted and nothing done. In many other 
cases the pupils were out of the home every night and no effective 
study resulted. 

"With this feeling, therefore, of helplessness in the face of poor 
lesson preparation, we approached the problem of reorganization with 
these broad purposes before us : to render our work more valuable by 
improving the quality of instruction and by improving the quality of 
material covered; to bring the pupil and teacher together in another 
and more helpful relation; to make of the recitation hour something 
more vital than a quizzing and testing time; to demonstrate that in 
our work the teacher had not become an automatic recitation-receiving 
device and a machine lesson-assigning apparatus ; and, summing it all 
up, to secure vivid, lasting, and solid results by securing purposeful, 
directed, economical study. 

"In order to secure the proper amount of supervised study it was 
necessary to lengthen the school day from four hours and fifty-five 
minutes to six hours and forty-five minutes. This meant a continuous 
session from 9.00 A. M. to 3.45 P. M., with a forty-five minute lunch 
period at noon. While the day seems long, it disposes of the grave 



116 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

question involving the economical use of an expensive school plant that 
was occupied less than five hours per day." 

What is the attitude of parents to this arrangement? Princi- 
pal Roberts testifies — "On the whole, parents approve of the plan, 
since they realize the advantages of study with more favorable sur- 
roundings for study than the home afforded. Two criticisms of 
parents have reached me : one that the double-period plan made it more 
difficult to keep the children at home evenings, for they no longer had 
so many lessons to prepare, and the other that this plan permitted the 
parents to take the children with them to their places of social recre- 
ation without a sense of sinning against their children's future welfare 
by taking them from their studies. Aside from the longer day, a 
large proportion of the students offer hearty approval of the plan, and 
the reasons most often assigned are the privileges of efficient help, 
saving time, more time for outside activities, better grades earned, etc. 

"The double-period plan certainly calls the bluff of the bright ras- 
cal who has been giving about ten minutes daily to each lesson, and pas- 
sing. Having nothing else to do, he studies throughout the period and 
does excellent work in spite of himself." 

Were it possible for us to find the time, it would be well, I be- 
lieve, to make a trial of this plan in the first year class for a year 
or two and then introduce it throughout the entire school. However, 
any possible action is out of the question at present owing to the im- 
possibility of lengthening our school day. 

Other Recommendations 

The first item in the above letter has been discussed somewhat 
at length in past reports, especially that referring to Athletic activi- 
ties. I would like to call again to your attention the advisability of 
employing some suitable person to direct all the play-ground activities 
of the schools of the town. The second item has been referred to in 
the preceding paragraph on "Supervised Study." With such a school 
day in force, as suggested there, there would be much greater likelihood 
of a proper organization of pupils' time and consequent reduction of 
waste. 

The last item also covering introduction of Science Courses and 
Courses in Civics and Practical Arts has been canvassed in previous 
reports and courses in household arts, manual training, and market 
gardening, outlined. 

Final Conclusion 

In reply to the question as to what more is needed to make the 
High School better, the briefest answer that I can give is 

(a) More time, 

(b) More room. 

Meet these needs and the way opens for growth and improve- 
ment. Fail to meet them and the school will mark time. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 117 

PARENT-TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION 

During the past year a flourishing Parent-Teachers' Association 
has been formed. Monthly meetings have been held at which both 
formal and informal talks have been given on topics connected with 
the intimate life of the school. On one evening, a demonstration of 
school work was given to the public during which regular classes were 
in session. The possibilities for good of such an organization are large. 

MASSACHUSETTS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 

During the year an association for control of interscholastic Ath- 
letics was formed under the name of the Massachusetts High School 

Athletic Association. One hundred and ten schools of the Common- 
wealth have joined, of which number Wakefield is one. The governing 
body of the Association is known as the Executive Board, and con- 
sists of three principals of schools belonging to the Association. 
Among the rules governing eligibility for participation in interschool 
contests are the following which I commend to your attention. 

Section 1. A pupil shall have been a member of some Secondary 
School for the three months next preceding the contest, unless entering 
directly from an elementary school. 

Section 2. In case a pupil enters one Secondary School from an- 
other during the school year, he shall be allowed to represent the lat- 
ter school only in case his previous record conforms to these eligibility 
rules and his family has changed its residence to the town or city in 
which the new school is located. 

Section 3. (a) A pupil shall maintain, from the beginning of 
the school year up to the end of the week preceding the contest, a 
passing grade in at least three-sixteenths of the work required for a 
diploma. 

(b) A pupil shall also have maintained a passing grade in the 
same amount of work for the semester or half year immediately pre- 
ceding. 

ATHLETICS 

Athletic activities of our school cover the following fields : Cross- 
country, track, (indoor and outdoor), hockey, and baseball (both Fall 
and Spring). Much wider interest in athletics is being shown than 
for several years past. The effort to enlarge the number of partici- 
pants in sports is worthy of commendation. The cross-country team 
succeeded for the second year in winning the championship of New 
England, running at Worcester Academy and also in making a very 
commendable showing at Cornell University, competing with many of 
the best teams of the country. 



118 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

COLLEGE ENTRANCE CERTIFICATE BOARD, ETC. 

Beginning with the year 1919, no certificates for entrance will 
be accepted by Mt. Hoi yoke, Smith, Wellesley, and Vassar Colleges. 
All candidates for entrance will be required to take four comprehen- 
sive examinations. The results of these examinations together with 
the school record will determine entrance. 

The right to certificate graduates into college has been ex- 
tended for an additional three years by the Worcester Polytechnic In- 
stitute and Dartmouth College. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Voluntary Gymnastics work under direction of Miss Carroll is 
given four or five, periods per week to the freshman girls. The front 
hall is utilized for this work. 

A debating society, composed of Freshman girls, meets Tuesdays 
for an hour before school opens. Much interest is being taken in the 
club. 

"How to Study and What to Study" by Sandwick is the title 
of a little book recommended for the use of all the pupils in school. 

The members of the school contributed nearly $40 toward the 
purchase of the library site on the corner of Main and Avon streets. 

The efforts of the English Department to influence the reading 
of the youth of the town is not altogether without avail. For two 
years, just before Christmas, a list of books worth while for young 
people to own has been published in the local paper. A poll of the 
English classes a few weeks ago showed that two-thirds of 129 pupils 
represented had received books as Christmas presents. The books re- 
ceived were of unquestioned excellence, including volumes of poems and 
sets of Shakespeare's works. 

The following graduates continued their education beyond high 
school graduation: — 

Daniel J. Duggan Harvard College 

Louise E. Sheldon Boston University 

Doris E. Vint Salem Normal 

Harriet S. Woodman Boston University 

Marguerite Carter Bradford Academy 

Arthur Esner Mass. Inst. Technology 

Ruth E. Hillsgrove Salem Normal 

Charles T. Kirk Huntington School 

William D. MacLeod Mass. Inst. Technology 

George H. Moncrieff Mt. Herman School 

Frank Reid Rhode Island State College 

Curtis L. Taggart Tufts College 

William W. Wanamaker West Point Military Academy 

Walter B. Winship Princeton Preparatory School 

Thelma Bridge, 1915 Mt. Holyoke College 

Catherine R. Parsons Wakefield High School (graduate) 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



119 



GRADUATION EXERCISES, WAKEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 
CLASS OF 1916. Town Hall, Thursday, June Twenty-Second. 



G. F. Wilson 



Roeckel 
Joseph C. Lincoln 

Lynn 
Bronte' 



Overture and March 
Chorus — D aybreak 
Oration (Salutatory Rank) 

The Meaning and Purpose of an Education 
Arthur Joseph Coakley 
Oration — The Ordinary Man 

Eugene Joseph Sullivan 
Chorus — The Skippers of St. Ives 
Recitation — An Abandoned Elopement 

Ida Frances Walsh 
Semi-Chorus — (a) A Southern Hush Song 

(b) Venetian Carnival 
Oration — (Honor Rank) 

Should the United States Enter the Great War 
William Donald MacLeod 
Declamation — Oratory 

Thomas Francis Kenney 
Chorus — The Miller's Wooing 
Recitation — The Littlest Rebel 

Lucy Frances Arnold 
Oration and Valedictory — The Rights of Labor 

Daniel Joseph Duggan 
Presentation of Diplomas Mr. Charles H. Howe 

Class Song . Music by Marjorie Sweetser 

March. 



Beecher 

Fanning 
People 



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TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



MOTTO:— I SERVE 

CLASS SONG 

Louise Emeline Sheldon 

Now four short, fleeting years are past, 
We've loved them, every one; 
Those ties must break which bind us fast 
Our high school days are done. 

Oh, shall these years be e'er forgot 
As through life's maze we roam? 

We'll treasure them, whate'er our lot, 
Where'er we make our home. 

The happy years of joyous youth 
By fortune's hands are blessed; 
Each day reminds us of the truth, 
Our school days are the best. 

God of Love and Tenderness, 

Watch o'er us as we go; 
Protect our steps, illume our path, 

And guard us here below. 



SENIOR CLASS 



1916 



Daniel Joseph Duggan 
Sarah Rebecca Frankel 
Eugene Joseph Sullivan 
Louise Emeline Sheldon 



Helen Gertrude Bailey 
Mildred Louise Bnrstow 
Dorothy Hazel Beals 
Mary Alice Brown 
Mary Margaret Burnes 
Marguerite Carter 
Arthur Joseph Coakley 
Mae Margaret Collins 
Arthur Esner 
George Russell Goodwin 
Paul Hurst Heywood 
Ruth Elizabeth Hillsgrove 
Mary Lillian Hurley 
Charles Thomas Kirk 



College Course 

Marjorie Sweetser 
Deris Elaine Vint 
Louise Adams Whitten 
Harriet Stanton Woodman 

General Course 

Joseph Francis Kirk 

Harry Law 

Catherine Cronin Lenners 

William Donald MacLeod 

Vyleda Josephine Maxwell 

George Harold Moncrieff 

Mildred Victoria Munn 

Frank Reid 

Curtis Learoyd Taggart 

Helen Irvine Thistle 

Doris Verne 

George VanNess Wallace, Jr. 

William Wesley Wanamaker 

Walter Boit Winship 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



121 



Commercial Course 



Lucy Prances Arnold 
George Henry Bolton 
Bertha Florence Brehaut 
Bartholmew Clines, Jr. 
Nora Frances Curran 
Ray Oliver Cutter 
George Francis Donegan 
Maurice William Donovan 
Elsie Gertrude Grant 
Mary Emily Heustis 
Ethel Maude Husson 
Mary Hazel Kelly 
Marion Beatrice Kenney 
Thomas Francis Kenney 



George Clement Lane 
Mary Florence McMahon 
Roland Benjamin Oliver 
Catherine Rebecca Parsons 
Edith Irene Regan 
Rachel Hardy Sargent 
Helen Campbell Stewart 
John Joseph Sullivan 
Ruth Lillian Thresher 
Harold Thomas Thrush 
Ida Frances Walsh 
Myrtle Susan Webber 
Gertrude Pearl Witham 
Everett Drury Whitney 
Edith May Whittle 



HIGH SCHOOL STATISTICS 





1911 


1912 


1913 


1914 


1915 


1916 




Dec. 


Dec. 


Dec. 


Dec. 


Dec. 


Dec. 


No. Graduated 


71 


65 


70 


70 


69 


*109 


Aver, age at grad. 


18 5-15 


! 18 3-12 


18 3-12 


18 9-12 


18 6-12 


18 5-12 


Senior Class 


72 


67 


70 


81 


69 


102 


Size when entered 


142 


125 


122 


146 


135 


168 


Junior Class 


78 


81 


90 


84 


119 


98 


Size when entered 


125 


122 


146 


135 


168 


158 


t 
Second Year Class 


95 


108 


98 


147 


120 


127 


Size when entered 


122 


146 


135 


168 


158 


173 


First Year Class 


138 


127 


161 


146 


168 


177 


Size when entered 


146 


135 


168 


158 


173 


186 


*Estimated 















The dark-faced type of the table Indicates the membership of 
the present senior class from year to year in its course. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Charles H. Howe. 



122 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

REPORT OF THE SCHOOL PHYSICIAN 

In my report one year ago, attention was called to the fact that 
the more severe contagious diseases, Diphtheria and Scarlet Fever, 
had not been spread by the schools, or so far as known a single case 
contracted in school. This year I am happy to be able to make the 
same report. There have been very few cases in town and none of 
them traceable to the schools. As regard Infantile Paralysis, so little 
is known as to the method of contagion that no definite statement can 
be made, but oh the evidence in hand it would seem that we who con- 
tinued our schools, in session escaped as wall as those where school was 
suspended. 

We have had very few cases of the milder contagious diseases 
so called, viz. measles, chicken pox, whooping cough and mumps, 
largely in consequence of the epedemic of 1915 which reached most of 
the susceptible children. No large number of measles should be 
expected for several years. Tuberculosis is rarely present in children 
of school age in Wakefield except that some few cases of enlarged 
glands may be tubercular. Small pox has not been present. 

About the usual number of notices have been sent to parents in 
regard to the health of their children. Strange as it may seem, a very 
large number of these are entirely disregarded, though more attention 
is paid to them than there was two or three years ago. 

The school nurse has been of great assistance in following up 
these notices and persuading the parents to secure proper medical 
attention. 

The dentists of the town have examined the teeth of the children 
from the first to the sixth grade. The school physician has examined 
in the upper grades and the first year class of the High School and 
notice sent where needed. Parents as a class are not inclined to have 
dental work done on the first or temporary teeth, though the child's 
mouth may be a mass of infection. Further education along that line 
is needed. 

Principals and teachers have given us all co-operation and assis- 
tance without which the work is incomplete. The school nurse has 
been of great assistance during the time she has been employed. 

Charles E. Montague, M. D. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 123 



APPENDIX A 



STATISTICS 



Population Census, 1915 12,728 

Average Membership, ending June, 1916 2,373 

Average Membership, ending June, 1915 . 2,318 

Increase 55 

Total Membership, 1916 . • . . . . 2,609 

Total Membership, 1915 , . . . . 2,542 

Average Attendance, 1916 2,248 

Average attendance, 1915 2,166 

Per cent of attendance for 1916 94.6 

Per cent of attendance for 1915 93.4 

Length of school year — Sept. 1915-June 1916, 39 weeks 

Days lost, stormy weather, holidays, etc. High 11 days 

Elementary 19 days 

Actual length of school year, High 36 weeks, 4 days 

Elementary 35 weeks, 1 day 

Special teachers employed 5 

Number of regular teachers employed 79 

Total teachers employed 84 



124 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



APPENDIX B 
School Organization 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

Willard B. Atwell, 1911, Brown University, 

SUPERINTENDENT'S CLERK 

Gertrude V. Lofstrom 

LIST OF REGULAR TEACHERS TO DATE 



Name 



Grade 



Date of 

first 
election Where Educated 



High School 

Charles H. Howe, A.B. 
John B. Sawyer, A.B. 
A A. Fulton 
Helen W. Poor 
Helen Gilmore 
Elizabeth Ingram 
Ethel G. Reed, A.B. 
Norman Mansur, A.B. 
Ethelyn M. Pattee. A.B. 
Grace Emerson, A.B. 
Alfred Preble, B.S. 
Genevieve I. Elmer, A.B. 
A. Irene Goddard 
Camilla M. Moses, A.B. 
Anne Carroll, A.B. 
Margaret A. Ryan, A.B. 
M. Alice Ryan 
Addie M. Bucksey 
Harriet M. Bigelow 

Mary Brehant 

Liincoln 

T. Frank Shea 
Anna Hurley 
Fannie E. Carter 
Emma Locke 
Eunice W. Fobes 
M. Emma Vinal 
Clara Davidson 
Jessie S. Dyer 
Isabel M. Elliot 
.Bernice E. Hendrickson 
Grlennah Shepard 
Mary I. Hawkins 
.Hannah J. Ardill 
Carolyn M. Burba nk 
Catherina Slaiger 
Blanche Meserve 

Warren 

M. Annie Warren 
Mabel Whittaker, A.B. 
Mary Kalaher 
Olive Brownell 
Bessie David 
Irene F. Norton 
Lillian A. Shaffer- 
Mary E. C. Geagan 
.Alice J. Kernan 



Principal 


1895 


Sub-master 


1912 


Assistant 


1915 


" 


1896 


n 


1913 


<< 


1881 


(i 


1911 


<< 


1916 


a 


1912 


«( 


1911 


<< 


1913 


a 


1916 


<< 


1915 


a 


1910 


U 


1913 


<< 


1905 


<«^ 


1902 


<< 


1915 


<< 


1915 



Clerk 



1915 



Principal 


1902 


Assistant 


1914 


8 


1886 


7-8 


1915 


7 


1904 


5-6 


1913 


6 


1907 


5 


1900 


4 


1900 


3-4 


1908 


3 


1914 


2 


1896 


2 


1892 


2-3 


1915 


1 


1916 


1 


1916 


Principal 8 


1871 


Assistant 


1916 


7 


1888 


6 


1913 


6 


1907 


5 


1908 


3-4 


1908 


2-3 


1906 


1 


1890 



Dartmouth College 
Bates College 
Northampton Commercial 
Radcliffe College f 
Boston University f 
Smith College f 
Tufts College 
Boston University 
Wellesley College 
Boston University 
Tufts College 
Middlebury College, Vt. 
Boston University 
Radcliffe College 
Barnard College 
Boston University 
Wakefield High 
Salem Normal 
Fitchburg Normal 
Worcester Business 
Wakefield High 



Westfield Normal 
Lowell Normal 
Millbury High 
Randolph, Vt. Normal 
Farmington Normal 
Bridgewater Normal 
Truro Prov. Normal 
Quin?y Training 
Wakefield High 
Salem Normal 
Framingham Normal 
Southboro High 
Salem Normal 
Plymouth, N. H. Normal 
North Adams Normal 
Plymouth, N. H. Normal 



Wakefield High 
Boston University 
Salem Normal 
Boston University f 
Bridgewater Normal 
Hyannis Normal 
Hyannis Normal f 
Lowell Normal 
Wakefield High 





REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 125 


Greenwood 








Ross Vardon 
Pertie Gray 
Helen Prescott 
Lila P. McCormack 
Mary L. Geary 
Laura A. Hart 
Susie E. Long 
Mercie M. Whittemore 
Gertrude Howland 


Principal 
8 
7 
6 
5 
4 
3 
2 
1 


1910 
11)12 
1911 
1891 
1914 
1910 
1907 
1900 
1913 


Brklgewater Normal 
Plymouth Normal 
Arlington High 
Wheaton Seminary 
Salem Normal 
Framinghain Normal 
Castine Normal f 
Miss Wheelock's K. T. S. 
Hyannis Normal 


Franklin 








Edward L Hill, A.B. 
Eliza V. Coburn 
Edith Fish 
Marion deC. Ellis 
Gertrude C. Sullivan 
Maude L. Arnold 
Katharine L. Kelley 
Dorothy Packer 
Alleda T. Neal 
Louise Pettingill 


Principal 
8 
7 
6 
5 
4 
3 
2 

i 

1-2-3 


1912 
1912 
1916 
1908 
1913 
1899 
1894 
1906 
1915 
1915 


Brown University 
Salem Normal 
Bridgewater Normal 
Emerson College Oratory 
Fitchburg Normal 
Salem Normal 
Salem Normal 
Salem Normal 
Kindergarten Normal T. S. 
Miss Wheelock's K. T. S. 


F. P. Hurd 








Harriet 0. Paine 
Eva E. Howlett . 
Marion F. Clapp 
Lydia Sullivan 


Principal 7-8 
5-6 
3-4 
1-2 


1910 
1880 
1915 
1916 


Hyannis Normal 
Salem Normal 
Hyannis Normal 
Fitchburg Normal 


Hamilton 








Elizabeth Gardner 
Mary E. Kelly 
Florence B. Holt 
Mary C. Donovan 


Principal 5 

4 

3 

1-2 


1898 
1884 
1911 
1904 


Calais, Me., High 
Wakefield High 
Page Kindergarten 
Symonds' K. T. S. 


Woodville 








Ruth Hickey 
Josephine Rourke 


Principal 3-4 
1-2 


1914 
1916 


Salem Normal 
Lowell Normal 


Montrose 








Elsie Smith 
Mary T. Dowling 


Principal 5-6-7 
1-2-3-4 


1916 
1912 


Bridgewater Normal 
Salem Normal 


Prospect Street 








Mabel A. Kernan 
Addie R. Crosman 
Mrs. Myrta Knight 


Principal 3-4 
1-2 
Per. Substitute 


1899 
1899 
1910 


Wakefield High 
Wellesley College f 
Salem Normal 



t Not a graduate 



126 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



SPECIAL TEACHERS 



Naine 



School 



Date of 

first 
election 



Where Educated 



C. Albert Jones 
Isabelle Hirst 
Marjorie Brownell 
Louise U. Ekman 
Joseph H. Fanck 
John H. McMahon 
Dr. C. E. Montagu 
Mary K. English 
Albert D. Cate 



Supervisor Music 
Sup'v'r Draw.. H. S. 
Sup'v'r Draw.. Grades 
Teacher Sewing 
Teacher Man. Train. 
Military Instructor 
e School Physician 

School Nurse 

Attendance Officer. 



1912 Boston Conservatory 
1916 Mass. Normal Art 
1915 Mass. Normal Art 

1909 Woburn Training School 

1913 Mass. Normal Art 

1909 A Co.. 6th Inf.. M. Y. M. 



Census Enumerator 



JANITORS 



Name 



School 



Residence 



Edward E. Eaton 
Charles E. Newman 
Albert Heath 
William P. Mansfield 
J"siah J. Ringer 
W. W. Shedd 
A. A. Mansfield 
Charles E. Classen 
Lewis Hatch 
T. John Ardill 



High 


30 


Lincoln 


13 


Warren 


40 


Hamilton 


8 


Greenwood 




F. P. Hurd 


25 


Franklin 


S 


Woodville 


251 


Montrose 


237 


Prospect St. 


S 



Park Street 
Otis Street 
Gould Street 
Berlin Terrace 
Greenwood Avenue 
Cordis Street 
Summer Street 
Nahant Street 
Salem Street 
Fairmount Avenue 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 127 



APPENDIX C 



COST OF PUBLIC DAY AND EVENING SCHOOLS, 1916 



Support 



Day Schools Evening Schools 
Total High Elera Elem J'. Arts 

General Expenses: 

Superintendent of Schools and 
Attendance officer : Salaries $ 2,800.00 

Other expenses 94.69 

School Committee, Clerk, etc. 574.00 

Other expenses 589.52 

Expenses of Instruction: 

Supervisors' salaries . . . 1,257.00 

Principals' salaries . . . 8,928.59 $ 2.200.00 $ 6,320.59 $131.17 $276.83 

Teachers' salaries .... 52,355.65 16,600.96 34,813.96 5-14.75 395.98 

Text Books . . 1,936.94 1,044.07 892.87 

Supplies . 2,121.09 719.54 1,385.64 10.65 5.26 

Expenses of Operating School 
Plant : 

Janitors' service .... 4,844.66 1,149.75 3,573.41 57.01 64.49 

Fuel 5,702.40 1,599.46 3,964.65 51.80 86.49 

Miscel. expenses of operation 760.65 134.70 625.95 

Maintenance : 

Kepairs and up-keep . . . 1,921.26 559.06 1,362.20 

Auxiliary Agencies: 

Promotion of health . . . 528.25 528.25 

Miscellaneous 315.17 

Outlay : 

New equipment .... 327.53 131.95 195.58 

Permanent improvements . 1,631.85 607.00 1,024.85 

Miscellaneous Expenses : 

Evening school 76.75 19.50 57.25 



Total expenditures for all 

school purposes $80,766.00 $24,740.49 $54,687.95 $814.88 $886.30 



128 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



APPENDIX D 



HOW SCHOOL MONEY IS SPENT 




1. Salaries : Supt. Attend. Officer, Teachers, School 

Physician, Nurse 74.36 per cent $64,519.41 

2. Fuel ................. 6.41 per cent 5,564.11 

3. Janitors 5.44 per cent 4,723.16 

4. Books and supplies 4.66 per cent 4,043.47 

5. Permanent improvements 2.26 per cent 1,95938 

6. Repairs 2.22 per cent 1,921.26 

7. Office Expenses, including clerk hire, all 

telephones 1.45 per cent 1,258.21 

S. Miscellaneous : Water, Light, Janitors' supplies, 

Printing diplomas. Cartage 1.24 per cent 1,075.82 

9. Practical Arts Classes : Includes evening classes 

in sewing and millinery 1.02 per cent 886.30 

10. Evening School 0.94 per cent 814.88 

100.00 per cent $86,766.0* 



LECORD OF BIRTHS 129 



Date Name of Child Parents 

Jan. 1 Peter Calderaro Francesco and Maria (Geraci) 

2 Francesca Ferla Giuseppe and Sebastiana (Pricone) 

3 Dunlea John and Delia (Conners) 

4 Bertha Grace Griffith .William and Amy P. (Johnson) 
6 Adeline Carmella Tecci. Louis and Celia (Gravillisi) 

6 Angenlina Trafras ...George and Catherine (Pappas) 

6 James Joseph Collins . .Jacob and Elizabeth (White) 

7 Clarence Reuben Muse. Thomas H and Lotie (Porter) 

11 David James Kelso. . .James C. and Jennie E. (Taggart) 

14 Pottle Frank and Melley (Jellett) 

17 Maria Antoinette 

Santoro Antonio and Maria (Scavoni) 

17 Joseph Carl Hubbard. .George and Mary (Deveau) 

18 Paolina DiPietro Giuseppe and Maria (Sessa) 

20 Margaret Geneva 

Bennett Elma F. and Jennie (White) 

20 Still Birth '. 

23 Salvatore Laszaro . . . .Vito and Guiseppina (Sava) 

23 Harold Edmond O'Neil. Joseph H. and Hazel (Smith) 

24 Dexter Nevers Putman. Henry H. and Alice (Staples) 

26 Agnes Cotter Bartholomew J. and Nora A. 

(Crowley) 

27 Lois Elizabeth Ander- 

son Ralph H. and Louise A. (North) 

28 Amelia Benedetta Nicholas and Vincenza (Concee) 

30 Maria Angello Michele and Lucia (Benedetta) 

Feb. 2 Felice Sava Antonio and Antinia (Micalef) 

2 Michel ina Tavano Antonio and Guiseppina (Aagenza) 

3 Marjorie Anne Moore. .Patrick J. and Mary F. (Kelly) 

5 Giuseppina DiAgato. . .Gasperi and Casima (Cacicia) 

6 Elizabeth Mary Mead . . 

6 John Francis Mead ...Patrick and Elizabeth T. (Foley) 

9 Still Birth 

10 Still Birth 

11 Doris Eleanor Spafford Harold D. and Annetta D. 

(Barnett) 

11 Marjorie Bancroft 

Connell Harry T. and Marion (Bancroft) 

12 Marjorie Doris Holt ..Frank C. and Marion J. (Ander- 

son) 

13 Angelo Sardella Salvatore and Vita (Turco) 

14 Perillo Michele and Palerima (Cresta) 

15 William Jack William H. and Mary (Devlin) 



130 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Date Name of Child Parents 

15- Still Birth 

15 Maria Giuseppina 

Gregoria Soccorso and Emilia (Ciullo) 

16 Esther Elizabeth 

Crockett Eugene S. and Stella (Holden) 

17 Ruth Marion Crosby . .Charles R. and Laura B. (Vickery) 
• 18 Charles Nelson Phin- 

ney Clarence T. and Evelyn M. (Wood) 

18 Margarett McAlpine . -William T. and Mary W. (Coats) 

18 Hazel Elnora Moses ...George T. and Agnes M. (Collins) 

19 Marion Guttadauro ...Gaetano and Rose (Fazio) 

19 Dorothy Ruth Blair . . -George E. and Marion (Crockford) 

26 Libero Nacella Saverio and Mary (Naimo) 

26 Francis William 

Moynihan Patrick and Annie M. (Sullivan) 

26 Edna Rose Doucette . .Enos and Annie M. (Dulong) 

27 Graden Parker Cope- 

land Howard and Bessie M. (Goodwin) 

27 Francesco Pablo De- 

Santis Sylvestro and Cencetta (Ciccarelli) 

27 Stanley Penney 

Oliver, Jr Stanley P. and Ethel J. (Bowser) 

27 William Welsford WestWelsford A. and Mary F. (Grant) 

28 Angeline Masi Michele and Donata (Mangamelo) 

Mar. 1 Mary Michela La- 

Ricca Henry and Carolina (Martini) 

2 John Clarence DoucetteJohn L. and Jane (Doucette) 

3 John Frederick Price. .James F. and Emma F (Stafford) 

4 Joseph Raymond 

Chartier Arthur M. and Ada M. (Chute) 

5 Donald Everett Good- 

win Alfred E. and Mary C. (Randall) 

5 James Leland George and Mary B. (Hoyt) 

6 Edith Jordan Lamprey. Harold I. and Josephine W. 

(Severance) 

6 Ida May Jones Howard A. and Rachel F. (Wood) 

7 Paulino Cucurullo Vincenzo and Grazia (Filoramo) 

13 George Elbridge 

Thompson, Jr George E. and Helen (Russell) 

13 Edward Haladej Julius and Agnes (Pieczontka) 

13 Margaret Powers Thomas J. and Katherine 

(Healey) 

13 Toth Frank J., Jr. and Anna (Vallo) 

14 Thesda Vine John M. and Erne A. (Griffin) 

14 John Antonio Pica . . . .Luigi and Natal ina (Pica) 



RECORD OF BIRTHS 131 

Date Name of Child Parents 

14 Maurice Bernard 

Walsh Maurice F. and Agnes (Qualters) 

18 Hanson . . . .Fred H. and Florence (Singer) 

18 Belicki Joseph and Katerina (Halk) 

21 Americo Defeo Angelo and Nunzia (Evangelista) 

21 Nicholas DiFilici Michele and Margaret (Reppucci) 

22 Jennie Elizabeth Gaw. . George and Jennie (Carr) 

22 Boland . . *. .John H. and Mary A. (Kelly) 

24 Charles Edward Dou- 

cette Charles E. and Mary D. (Smith) 

26 Joseph Arthur Her- 
man Paquette ......Louis and Ozina (Juduin) 

28 George Edward Mur- 
ray Christopher R. and Eva F. (Muse) 

28 Edna May Carlton ....Frederick and Reta (Lovejoy) 

28 Mary Joyce John J. and Annie (Dugan) 

28 Rosina Tedesco Angelo and Nunzio (Bonito) 

31 Una Frances Bangs. . .Ralph L. and Frances E. (For- 

sythe) 
31 John Francis Hen- 

nessy John M. and Mary J. (Harnden) 

Apr. 1 Charles Edward Mc- 

Bay Ernest L. and Mary L. (Moore) 

1 Risveglia Pensiero 

Quinzio Sabbatino and Maria G. (Trobiano) 

7 Robert Arnold Car- 

penter Clinton W. and Agnes M. (Peter- 
son) 

8 Elwin Aubrey Millett . .Aubrey W. and Irene M. (Young) 
8 Soccorso Gregorio ... .Angelo M. and Marie (DiGennaro) 

10 Dexter George Cann. . .Harvey D. and M. Annie (Hufton) 

11 Ralph David Black ...Frederick J. and Nellie E. (Huf- 

ton) 

12 Mary Catherine 

Ramsdell Herbert A. and Catherine T. 

(Scanlon) 

13 Richard Philip Cas- 

sidy Harry J. and Mathilda (Malonson) 

13 Ruth Blanid Harris ...Louis S. and Annie J. (Wenngren) 

14 Jennie Sobylak Karol and Agnes (Sarrowicz) 

15 Evelvn Elizabeth 

Williams -.-..-. Earle G. and Elizabeth (O'Hara) 

15 Wesley Irwin Grant ..Fred S. and Elizabeth (Bailey) 

16 Palma Russo ..Liborio and Maria (Mirisola) 

17 Gladys Mildred 

Jacobson Jacob M. and Rose (Burwen) 



132 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date Name of Child Parents 

18 Mary Catherine Canty. Daniel A. and Anna L. (Dugan) 

19 Angelo Roberto Giovanni and Maria (Santoro) 

22 John Arnold Burbine. .Joseph A. and Laura (Muse) 

26 Gaetano Gargano Caesar and Eufre (Calderaro) 

26 Nellie Kookier Johann and Josephine (Konior) 

26 Harry Edmand Dodge. George F. and Mary J. (Levan- 

gier) 

26 Helen Sylvia Landry. .John A. and Sylvia (Hubbard) 

27 Charles Stoddard 

Merrill' Rufus A. and Helen M. (Eaton) 

27 George Irving Oliver, 

2nd Irving J. and May E. (Knowlton) 

28 Agnes Proia Fernando and Mary (Sullo) 

28 Edward Newell Burke . Charles E. and Laura I. (Doher- 

ty) 
28 Marion Elizabeth Muse Fred A and Mary E. (Dulong) 
May 1 George Terrevecchia ..Michele and Marie (Loeash) 

1 Bean Eli and Elizabeth (Fraughton) 

2 Gaetano Ripa Salvatore and Teresina (Cataldo) 

2 Edna May Waitt Charles L. and Maude (Ford) 

2 Gerard William Muse .Walter L. and Martha K. (Kinipe) 

4 .Marshall . . .Maynard and Nora (Corbett) 

5 Henry Gallucci ..Antonio and Annie (Prezioso) 

5 Wanelick ..William and Rosa (Brzozowska) 

6 Man ton Presby Spear .. Clinton W. and Ida M. (Read) 

7 Henry Daniel Burbine, Daniel and Grace (Rowe) 

8 Glendon Ernest 

Blodgett Ernest F. and Sue (Blanchard) 

8 Margaret Louise 

Heselton Carl D. and Mary L. (Jascquard) 

13 Robert Byers Eaton ..Robert and Emily (Barker) 

16 Mary Murillo Raffela and Camilla (Melona) 

18 Robert Stuart Clarence L. and Nellie L. (Sever- 
ance) 

18 William Pazzano Florin do and Marie (DiAmbrosio) 

19 Ralph Joseph Muse . . .Lester and Laura M. (Bennett) 

19 Mildred Caroline Wells. Irving A. and Mary (Joseph) 

20 Muse Wallace and M. Catherine (Dou- 

cette) 

21 Castine F. Albert and Mary J. (Collins) 

22 Charles Wilbur Leete .Charles W. and Mary H. (Riley) 
22 Ralph Homer King ...Jabez and Fannie (Kearley) 

24 Thelma Emma Sparks. John A and Bertha L. (Hobbs) 

25 Kimball . . .Harry H. and Ethel (Wheelock) 

26 Konior ....Wiktor and Nellie (Pitejska) 



RECORD OF BIRTHS 133 

Date Name of Child Parents 

27 Allen Freeman Mat- 
thews Ralph F. and Mary A. (Hill) 

June 1 David Henry Carney . .David P. and Nellie T. (Welch) 

1 Mary Antonio Peter and Gertrude (DiTono) 

2 June Wheelock Foster. Lewis and Myrtle (Balsor) 

3 Joseph Wilfred Leo . , 

Sevigny Joseph and Lydia (Morin) 

3 Charles William Riley. Charles F. and Mary F. (Dou- 

cette) 
5 Grazia Ippolito Antonio and Francesca (Gia- 

quinte) 

5 Walter Joseph Barrett. Edward J. and Lillian (White) 

6 Remski .... Constantine and Josephine ( Czhke) 

6 Amilia Pawlouski ....Bernard and Annie (Kuriatek) 

6 Grace Wray Francis A. and Mary E. (Whitak- 

er) 

7 John Thomas Curran . .John F. and Catherine D. (Galvin) 

8 Eleanor Anna Sliva . .Joseph and Josephine (Kaznowska) 

9 Mary Hickey .. William A. and Marguerite (Lyn- 

am) 
9 Concetto Bonnefanti ..Corado and Concettina (Tine) 
10 Mary Frances Wyatt ..Roy E. and Elsie M. (Crowther) 
. 10 John Thomas Stringer. John T. and Ellen A. (Phelan) 
10 Richard Bernard 

Stringer John T. and Ellen A. (Phelan) 

13 .Palmerine ..Giovanni and Maria (Bernardo) 

14 Corado Calvo Antonio and Sabbatina (Tini) 

15 Marjorie Louise Morti- 

mer Paul W. and Leona O. (Messier) 

16 Joseph McKeon ..... .John and Mary (Quarter) 

17 Charles Ellis Colby ...Newton W. and Florence E. (Mil- 

ler) 

17 Still Birth 

18 Celia Caroline Lind- 

quist Alfred and Lillie E. C. (Ottoson) 

19 Salvatore Tuiste 

Costantiro Diamante and Pasqualina (Locaa- 

cio) 
19 Maurice Joseph 

Walsh, Jr Maurice J. and Elizabeth H. (Sher- 

riff) 

21 Priscilla Reta Dou- 

cette Edmund and Charlotte (Muise) 

22 Ruth May Surette J. Edward and Mary E. (McMan- 

us) 

23 Anna Marion Farwell .. Clarence W. and Caroline (Shute) 



134 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date Name of Child Parents 

24 Argento Benedetto . . . .Assunto and Angelino (Bernadino) 
24 Lawrence Seymour 

MacLeod Ernest S. and Janet (Landsbury) 

26 Bartholomew Patrick 

Lawless Thomas J. and Katherine J. (Dal- 

ton) 

26 Luicela Demiso Antonio and Aitanella (Devito) 

27 Kathryn Davidson 

Walton Bartlett* and Helen B. (Davidson) 

27 Eileen Frances Dinan. William and Lena (Manning) 
July 1 Ralph Brooks Stantial . William B. and Maude E. (Car- 
ney) 
2 Marjorie Elizabeth 

Fisher William A. and Elizabeth A. (Pur- 
ser) 

2 Ruth Ida Wentzell Willard P. and Florence M. (Sa- 

bean) 
2 Joseph Rafter Mallard. William F. and Alice (Rafter) 

4 Harry Charles 

Ayscough Harry C. and Nellie F. (Devlin) 

5 James David Fine . . . .Abraham and Annie (Zoloto) 

6 Rosario Tine, Jr Rosario and Sebatiana (Magnano) 

6 Daniel Joseph Dinan . .Patrick and Norah (Horrigan) 

6 Edgar John Russell ..Edgar C. and Mary R. (Wenzell) 

8 James Boit Wiswall ..Augustus C. and Alice F. (Grif- 

fiths) 

9 Harold Francis 

Anderson .Axel and Arsene (Cotreaux) 

10 John Cecil Whitten Cecil P. and Julia L. (Fay) 

11 Catherine Helena 

Foley John J. and Nora T. (Mead) 

12 Giuseppe Puglisi Salvatore and Francesca (Fer- 

/ rara) 

14 Maurice Putnam Coon. John L. and Bessie (Carleton) 

15 Paul Herrick Comins .. Albert K. and Esther L. (Herrick) 

17 . Coffin Melbourne J. and Lucy A. (Sur- 

rette) 

18 Laura Roseway Rob- . . 

bins Robert R. and Helen W. (Wheat- 
ley) 

20 Vincenzo Guiliano Sebastiano and Paolina (Cucur- 

ullo) 
31 Bessie Whiting Hatch .Lewis G. and Bessie G. (Whiting) 
Aug. 4 Michael Joseph White. .John and Theresa (Carey) 

7 Richard Elmer Darling. William and Nellie (McLeod) 

8 Mildred Louise Perfect. John R. and Hazel K. (Moreland) 



RECORD OF BIRTHS 135 



Date Name of Child Parents 

9 Clifford Stanley 

Farwell Theodore C. and E. Gertrude 

(Hinds) 
9 Ethel Josephine Monks. John W. and Annie J. (Connaire) 

12 John Evangelista ....Enrico and Carmella (Spagnulo) 

13 Pietro Romano Nicola and Filomena (Palmerino) 

14 Mary O'Connell J. William and Lillian M. (Cassidy) 

15 Dorothy Lura Ben- 

jamin Henry G. and Bessie M. (Kimball) 

16 Still Birth 

16 Joseph Martin Con way. Joseph W. and Mary F. (Buckley) 

17 Zapya Strutis Franz and Osis (Petroneli) 

17 Virginia Campbell . . . .Gardner E. and Carrie A. (Mul- 

och) 
17 Alice Cole Sidney L. and Eleanor G. (Win- 

ther) 
20 . Margaret Rita Mc- 

Fadden Andrew and Margaret T. (Malon- 

ey) 
22 William Stonk, Jr William and Petronella (Anbraza- 

tis) 
25 George William Daniels Raleigh B. and Ival A. (Thrush) 
27 Clifford Heggs Thomas and Martha J. (Illson) 

27 Still Birth . 

28 Frank Ellefsen Grice . .Frank J. and Elfreda B. (Ellefsen) 
28 Pauline Nigros Carlo S. and Salvatrice (Puma) 

28 Rose losua Rocco and Josephine (Nacella) 

29 Lawrence Myron 

Goldsmith Herbert A. and Viva (Riley) 

29 Arthur Kitchener 

Parsons Arthur D. and Lillian B. (Crow- 
ley) 
31 Luigi Calantropio . . . .Samuel and Paulina (LeRosa) 
Sept. 1 Alice Mary Gallugi . . .Raphael and Assunta (DiVito) 

1 Theresa O'Keefe James J. and Theresa M. (Ellis) 

1 Angelo Antonio Gre- 

gario Giovanni and Maria (DiGiovanni) 

1 Still Birth 

4 Francesco Noto Carmello and Lucia (Cruccietta) 

4 John Lloyd Down- 
ing, Jr John L. and Sarah C. (Doucette) 

6 Julia Esther Barry . . .William J. and Ellen (Hanlon) 

6 Thomas Edward 

Brown Thomas E. and Marion E. (How- 

arth) 

7 Lombard . . .Perley and Annte (Ridley) 



OF WAKEFIELD 



Date Name of Child Parents 

7 Susan Learoyd Charles H. and Helen W. (White) 

8 Joseph Albert LeFavre. Frank A. and Mary E. (Deveau) 

9 Harold Thomas Glynn . Michael and Annie (McGowan) 

10 Doris Irma Widtfeldt .K. Agathon and Clara E. (Ram- 
sey) 
10 Earle Lenter Richard- 
son Earl and Jeane C. (Davidson) 

10 Still Birth 

10 Frank Cesario Xgnazio and Rosina (Benizcano) 

10 Doris Frances Jeffrey. Andrew J. and Mary E. (Dou- 
, cette) 

10 Wilfred Louis Muse . .Jeffrey J. and Maude M. (Muse) 

11 Dominick Raustis Dominick and Annie (Matelite) 

14 Leonard Joseph Shan- 

nahan John D. and Annie R. (Coakley) 

17 John Logan John A. and Catherine A. (Devlin) 

19 Mary Rita McHale Thomas J. and Minnie R. (Dou- 

cette) 
21 Margherita Rizza Joseph and Carmella (Benenato) 

21 Arthur Joseph Smith.. Frank L. and Elizabeth A. (Hub- 

bard) 

22 Florence Alice Simp- 

son Clarence H. and Florence (Still- 
man) 
22 Roger Willis Bretemps. Frank C. J. and Claire A. (Gibbs) 
25 Margaret Mary Brown. John J. and Mary (Batchie) 

25 Still Birth 

26 Fannie Jazynka Frank and Fannie (Krzewicka) 

26 Grace Elizabeth Gas- 
kill Jacob B. and Mary A. (McLeod) 

Oct. 1 James Edward Hub- 
bard Charles and Elsie (Doucette 

1 George Raymond 

Melonsen George and Adeline (Muse) 

S Helen Elizabeth 

Baxter George N. and Hattie L. (Stephen- 
son) 

3 Filomena Lerra Marco and Francenca (Costa) . 

4 Helen Catherine 

Crosby Melvin F. and Annie F. (Morgan) 

5 Wesley Irving Crabiel . Charles S. and Grace (Webber) 

6 Salvatore Mauceri . . . .Corado and Annita (Accola) 

6 Henry James Logan . .James J. and Nellie (Sullivan) 

7 Mary Martha Cryan ..Mathias J. and Kathryn M. 
♦ (Dunn) 



RECORD OF BIRTHS 137 



D'ite Name of Child Parents 

8 Quentin Andrew 

Curley John J. and Bertha H. (Carey) 

10 Virginia Lee Mac- 

Quarrie David W. and Grace M. (Mills) 

10 Maurice Cleaves Mark B. and Mary A. (Hurley) 

11 Corris Charles and Laura (Debrey) 

11 Stephen Belicki Antonio and Victoria (Zaremska) 

14 Jennie Elizabeth Hogg. Clarence B. and Maude (Maddicks) 

15 Frank Edward Deveau.John W. and Margaret (Doucette) 
15 David Gower Doughty. Garnet W. and Lillian M. (Steer) 
18 Jordan Edward Beyer. John D. and Elizabeth T. (Gal- 

anche) 

20 Eva May Thornton ...Benjamin and Mabel (Brightman) 

21 William Fazio Joseph and Mary (Paglia) 

21 Eileen Eugenie Rolo . .John E. and Louise M. (Poulin) 

21 Maher John T. and Mildred F. (Robbins) 

22 Luisa Gesualdo Salvatore and Rosalia (Gutta- 

dauro) 

23 Fidelo Franco Antonia and Concetta (Sale) 

23 Virginia Philips Gam- 
mons Abner E. and Rose A. (Doucette) 

26 Rosina Storti Soccorso and Angelina (Malfetano) 

26 Winifred Kemp Waite. Marcus W. and Lillian V. (Kemp) 

29 Nellie Del Rosse John and Ottari (Pieri) 

30 John Messinese Antonio and Grace (Albanese) 

Nov. 1 Sozena Cogena Polaire. Charles and Virrardino (Vozella) 

2 Edward Murray Ken- 

ney ; Patrick and Isabel (Murray) 

4 Emanuelo .Rossi Antonio and Grazia (Gargano) 

5 Carolyn Mary Wicker. Charles C. and Barbara (Miller) 

5 John Francis Carey . . .John J. and Margaret M. (Doyle) 

5 Hugh Bradford Butler. James A. and Lena (Gerrior) 

7 Ralph Orrin Edson, Jr.. Ralph 0. and Mildred P. (Barber) 

9 Francis Fleming 

Mahoney John F. and Nora G. (Harrington) 

9 Rita Lanigan James E. and- Gertrude (Wheeler) 

10 William Elliot Weinz, 

Jr W. Elliot and Carrie (Fuller) 

11 Mary Frances 

Malonson Peter E. and Annie F. (Deveau) 

12 Josephine DiCero Guiseppe and Lina (Iosua) 

15 Arthur Neale Allen ...Albert H. and Annie S. (Brant) 

16 Lillian Ethel Brown . .Luther M. and Annie L. (Reed) 

16 Ruth Violet Nesbitt . .Hartwell C. and Gertrude A. 

(Hunt) 

17 Stefena Ciccarella ...Giovanni and Francesca (Ciciera) 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Date Name of Child Parents 

19 Clarence Anthony 

Kaddy John L. and Bertha E. (Schoffleld) 

21 Mario George Gallucci . Giovanni and Nicolena (Crapio) 

22 Mary Caracaglia Giovanni and Antonina (Puglisi) 

22 Christopher Joseph 

O'Keefe Patrick B. and Mary E. (Connaire) 

24 Edith Viola Johnson .. Carl L. and Edith S. (Rosenlund) 

25 Dominic Giuffre Dominic and Quine (Deluca) 

25 Ralph Holt Mortimer .. Clifford and Lilliam E. (Holt) 

27 Collins .... Solomon and Julia (Muse) 

28 Still Birtji 

29 Antonio Pizzuto Benedette and Maria (Corcove) 

30 ...Luciano . ...Carmene and Grwzietta (Luciano) 

Dec. 5 Gordan Stanley Mc- 

Kenney Wirt S. and Madge L. (Truell) 

6 Grace Virginia Curtis .. Percy W. and Alberta (McCrum) 

8 Marion Crosby Ebenezer and Hepsy (Latin) 

8 Frederick Walter 

Lopez Americo F. and Hattie E. (Ingalls) 

10 George Edward Clothey Edward T. and Isabelle A. (Hous- 
ton) 
15 Clifford Irving Amiro.. Cyrus and Gertrude M. (Surrette) 

15 Catherine Lydon Joseph P. and Winfred F. (Du- 

gan ) 
17 Mary Katherine 

Dycyan Joseph and Stella (Mardrootz) 

19 Elizabeth DiOlimpio . .Angelo and Giovina (Mariano) 

20 Phyllis Louise San- 

born Oscar C. and Minnie M. (Ellis) 

21 Thomas James Demars. Thomas A. and Margaret. E. 

(Brown) 

22 Ernest James Mona- 

han J. William and Catherine (Don- 
nelly) 

23 Still Birth 

26 Alice Katherine Hill ..Arthur S. and Elizabeth M. (Dole- 

man) 

27 Arthur Warren 

Patterson Brenton C. and Davida (Nichols) 

29 Dorothy Helen LindsayWilliam R. and Esther C. (Thel- 

ine) 
29 Rosario Zammitti Emmanuele and Maria (DiMar- 

tino) 
29 Alice Frances O'Neil ..George F. and Alice L. (Denehy) 

31 Rita Mary Moore . . . .James T. and Margaret (Murphy) 
31 Crocefissa Debole Libario and Maria (Cutai) 



RECORD OF MARRIAGES 139 



Record of Marriages 

Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

Jan. 1 Boston Antonio Denisso Wakefield 

Aitanella (Devito) Forti . .Wake. 

2 Wakefield John Joseph Carey . . . .Wakefield 

Margaret Marion Doyle .Wakefield 

5 Providence, R. I Edward Joseph Gihon .. Wakefield 

Lydia (Bouchard) Wait ..Prov. 

5 Wakefield Edgar Stanley Holland . . . .Wake. 

Mary Ruth Anderson . . Wakefield 

5 Wakefield Harold Joel Conn . . Geneva, N. Y. 

Anna Carter Mansfield . . .Wake. 

16 Boston Gaetano Giambusso Boston, 

Costanza Sardella Wakefield 

23 Wakefield Patrick O'Keef e Wakefield 

Mary Agnes Connaire . .Wakefield 

24 Wakefield Matthew James Burns . .Wakefield 

Julia Josephine Boland . . . Wake. 

Feb. 1 Wakefield George Colby Davis Melrose 

Mary Blight Thistle Wakefield 

5 Reading Frank Henry White . . .Wakefield 

Mary Modest Frotten . . Reading 

3 Stoneham David Henry Burbine . . Stoneham 

Mary Etta Doucette . . . Wakefield 

6 Wakefield ....... Elmer Roland Beyea . . Wakefield 

Clara Mary Muse Wakefield 

6 Cambridge Stanislaus Torla Wakefield 

Honorata Koniur Wakefield 

7 Maiden Frederick Carleton ....Wakefield 

Reta May Lovejoy Melrose 

12 Maiden Abiel Abbott Livermore .Wilton, 

[N. H. 
Marguerite Lincoln Odiorne 

[Wakefield 

13 Wakefield Winthrop Ring Chase .Somerville 

Irene Hope Facey ....Wakefield 
20 Wakefield Melbourne Cauphin . . . Wakefield 

Lucy Anna Surrette . . . .Wakefield 
22 Wakefield Henry Edward Holoway . .Wake. 

Leota Frances Ayscough . .Wake^ 



140 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

23 Lawrence James Patrick Moore ..Wakefield 

Margaret Mary Murphy . .Wake. 

27 Wakefield Thomas Joseph McHale, Jr. 

[Stoneham 
Minnie Rita Doucette . . . .Wake. 

Mar. 5 Haverhill George Thomas Lennon .Haverhill 

Maude T. (Colby) Watts ..Wake. 

5 Wakefield Michael Joseph Sullivan . .Melrose 

Annie Mary Riordan . .Wakefield 

22 Wakefield Fred Wilson Bryant ...Lynnfield 

Mary F. (Symons) Lougee 

[Washington, Me. 

22 Lowell Albert Asa Jones Lowell 

Martha J. (Dunn) Stevens .Wake. 

23 Roxbury William O'Toole Roxbury 

Delia Catherine Farrington 

[Wakefield 

23 Wakefield James Frederick Harvey 

[Middleboro 

Harriet Elizabeth South worth 

[Middleboro 

April 7 Maiden John William Piatt . .Pawtucket, 

[R I. 
Ruth Ripley .... Pawtucket, R. I. 

12 Wakefield William Sprigen Morgan . . Wake. 

Rosalie (Polley) Allen ...Wake. 

22 Wakefield Charles Russell Eaton . .Winter- 

[port, Me. 
Helen Louise Eveleth . .Winter- 

[port, Me. 

23 Reading Francis Hopewell Mayne ..Wake. 

Julia E. Bacigalupo .... Reading 

2S Lynn Daniel James Flynn ..Wakefield 

Catherine Gough Lynn 

25 Wakefield John Edward Rolo Wakefield 

Louise Marie Poulin . . Wakefield 

27 Wakefield Michael Antonio Seballe 

[Madison, Me. 

Mitilda Lariccia Wakefield 

27 Wakefield Fenwick Elmer Wheeler ..Wake. 

Vera Isabelle Ruth Lowther 

[Somerville 



RECORD OF MARRIAGES 141 



Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

May 3 Melrose Eben Clifford Morrison ...Wake. 

Marion Jean Pineo Melrose 

5 Bellows Falls, Vt Walter Merritt Pinkham . .Wake. 

Grace M. Chappeile . .Jamaica 

[Plain 

18 Maiden .William Henry Morse . .Wakefield 

Mary Catherine (Altiere) Stod- 
dard Y/akefield 

21 Reading; Peter Stanley Doucette . . . .W T ake. 

Ella May Malonson Reading; 

27 Wakefield Edward H. Kelley Lynn 

Elvah Mary Hayes . .Milton N. H. 

28 Boston Sabatini Palmerini .... Wakefield 

Onetse Gelsamini Wakefield 

June 1 Wakefield Harold Norris Goodspeed, Peabody 

Helen Goodwin Fall . .Wakefield 

1 Wakefield Leon Abbott Clough ..Wakefield 

Ruth Hall Lee Wakefield 

1 Boston Pietro Venturo Wakefield 

Mariantonio di Gregorio ..Wake. 

3 Wakefield .John William Johnson . . . .Boston 

Susan Jane Bateman ... Wakefield 

4 Wakefield .Cornelius Cogan Wakefield 

Matilda Hallissey Wakefield 

5 Wakefield Walter McNeill Matthews 

Bathurst, N. B. 
Alena Alberta W r ard . . Wakefield 

12 Woonsocket, R. I Kazimierz Konefut . . . .Wakefield 

Marya Kaf el . . Woonsocket, R. I. 

14 Hyde Park Albert Stanley North ..Wakefield 

Maude Louise Bartlett ..Hyde P. 

15 Cambridge Jacob Boyce Gaskill ...Wakefield 

Mae Alberta MacLeod, Cambridge 

16 Wakefield .Frederick Earl Wallace .Wakefield 

Marion Louise Cooper . .Wakefield 

16 Wakefield Francesco Imbergamo . . Wakefield 

Guiseppa Cesar io Wakefield 

17 Maiden Charles Henry Brown, Jr. . .Wake. 

Anna Demars Maiden 

18 Boston Edward Pevey O'Brien . . . Wake. 

Grace A. B. Walsh . . Charlestown 



142 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

18 Wakefield Michael James Riley . .Wakefield 

Elizabeth Mary Barry . .Wakefield 

24 Wakefield .Thomas Henry Scanlon ..Everett 

Gertrude Edna McClary ..Wake. 

24 Wrentham Stanley Heustis McNeill . . Wake. 

Harriet Elizabeth Tucker 
y [Wrentham 

25 Wakefield Cyrus Amiro Wakefield 

Gertrude Mary Surrette . .Wake. 

25 Wakefield James William O'Donnell . .Wake. 

Iva Catherine McWhinnie . . Wake. 

25 Maiden Timothy Francis Mahoney .Wake. 

Elizabeth Frances Cronin .Maiden 

26 Wakefield John Thomas Barry ..Wakefield 

Catherine Josephine Brennan 

[Wakefield 

26 Wakefield .Richard Francis ]VJcGrail . .Wake. 

Annie Agnes Boland . . Wakefield 

27 Arlington James Joseph Kennedy .Wakefield 

Mary Elizabeth Lewis . . Arlington 

27 Reading Ralph Gardner Eames . .Reading 

Elizabeth Geraldine Mohla .Wake. 

28 Boston James Francis Barrett .Wakefield 

Margaret Mary Agatha Delaney 

[Dorchester 

28 Wakefield Charles Cole Cox, 2nd Wake. 

Frances Susan Buxton . . . Wake. 
28 Wakefield Peter William Harington . .Wake. 

Margaret Frances O'Donnell 

[Wakefield 

28 Melrose Thomas Frederick Burrage . Wake. 

Isabelle Agnes LeFave . . Melrose 

28 Lynn Thomas Augustine Reardon, Wake. 

Nora Agnes Riordan Lynn 

28 Wakefield Arthur Trueman Sederquest 

[Wakefield 
Mae Margaret Clements . . Wake. 

July 1 Somerville Jason Lester Russell .West 

[Somerville 
Cornelia Devine Baker .... Wake. 

2 Wakefield Leo Doucette Wakefield 

Mary Theresa Melanson . . Wake. 



RECORD OF MARRIAGES 



143 



Date Place of Marriage 
5 Wakefield 



Name 



Residence 



v 



8 Wakefield 



8 Boston . . 

9 Waitham 
9 Melrose . 



10 Hope River, P. E. I. 



11 Dorchester 



14 Melrose . 

15 Wakefield 

16 Wakefield 
16 Wakefield 
18 Wakefield 



19 Brattleboro, Vt. 



21 Wakefield 



23 Stoneham 



23 Wakefield 



30 Boston 



30 Wakefield 

Aug. 6 Wakefield 

12 Reading . 



aymond Amiro Wakefield 

Frances Hubbard Wakefield 

Grant West Brown .... Greenfield 
Dorothy Viola Feindel .... Wake. 

Guiseppe Castra, Wakefield 

Maria Spata ., Wakefield 

Dana Francis Fairbanks . .Wake, 
Annie Gabriel Lenners .Wakefield 
George Francis Fogg .... Melrose 

Edris Lawrence Kalberg . .Wake. 

Richard Thomas Trahey . .Wake. 
Angeline Walsh . . Prince 

[Edwards Island 

James Herbert Downes . . . Wake. 
Bridget Theresa Connolly . :.Dor. 

Ralph Claude Baker ...Wakefield 
Dorothy Moore Usher . . . Melrose 

William Clarence McKie . . Wake. 
Katherine Marie Doane . .Wake. 

John William Doherty . . Stoneham 
Rose Agnes Sweeney . . . Wakefield 

Edward McKernan Seabury, Wake 
Mary Elizabeth Hourihan .Wake. 

John Gideon Martin Gates .Wake. 
Ruth Elizabeth Bower . .Wakefield 

Elmer Leo Wickham . . Wakefield 
Margaret (Gowing) Collins, Wake. 

Otto A. Hendrian .... Springfield 
Lillian M. Pearson Reading 

James Albert Muse .... Wakefield 
Anna Jennie McHale . . Stoneham 

Peter Everett Malason Wake. 

Annie Frances (Deveau) Landry 

[Wakefield 

Joseph Bisso Wakefield 

Josie Mazzapica Boston 

James Joseph Devlin . . Wakefield 
Ethel Grace Bishop ...Wakefield 

Albert Leon Adams . . . Lynnfield 
Louise Antoinette Lynch, Lynnfield 
George Robert Dugan ..Reading 
Gertrude Pearl Witham ..Wake. 



144 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

16 Wakefield Leon Copeland Rowe ..Wakefield 

Catherine Blanche Fredericks 

[Maiden 

19 Wakefield Arthur Charles Jones ...Maiden 

Mary Agnes Vv'ood ....Wakefield 

20 Wakefield . . . .' Alfonso Fazio Wakefield 

Mabel Anna Scott Wakefield 

21 Methuen Charles Urvin Reynolds . .Wake. 

Bertha Frances Carpenter 

[Methuen 

23 Br-attleboro, Vt Ernest Angelo Nelson ....Wake. 

Ella Sophia Brown Brockton 

26 Bellows Falls, Vt James Walter Scott, Jr. . . .Wake. 

Ellen May Bennett Wakefield 

27 Wakefield Otto Seform Nowe Wakefield 

Mary Elizabeth Joyint .... Wake. 

30 South Boston Frank Denis Ford ....Wakefield 

^nnie Mary (Gettins) Rodger s 

[South Boston 

Sept. 2 Lynn Watson Stenley Barton, Wakefield 

Catherine Jackson Boston 

2 South Boston William Laburn Wakefield 

Minnie Olivia Miller . . So. Boston 

3 Boston Harry Samuel Perlman . . Boston 

Jennie Barron Wakefield 

3 Wakefield Norman Wood Prout .... Halifax 

Bertha Elizabeth Holmes . .Wake. 

5 Boston Eli Grant Wakefield 

Rose Levin e Wakefield 

16 Wakefield Alvin Ellery Estabrook . . West- 

[minster 
Evelyn Alexandra McLean Wake. 

16 Wakefield Clifford Brooks Russell . . Melrose 

Madge Virginia Millar .Wakefield 

20 Wakefield John Mohla ,. . Wakefield 

Iva Connell . Saugus 

21 Wakefield William Henry Green. . S. Carolina 

Lucite Marie Campbell . . Wakefield 

23 Cambridge Arthur Augustus Jenkins .Wake. 

Gertrude Jessie Kelley . . Wakefield 

24 Wakefield . . .' William Francis LeFave ..Wake. 

Mary Agnes Murphy . . Wakefield 



RECORD OF MARRIAGES 145 

Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

24 Wakefield Maurice Francis Garvin . .Reading 

Margaret Teresa Fay . . Wakefield 

26 Wakefield George Joseph t)riscoll ...Lowell 

Annie A. (Rogers) Hardy .Wake. 

28 Wakefield Joseph Gerald Murphy . .Wakefield 

Mary Veltine LeBlanc . .Wakefield 

30 Wakefield ?. . . Francis Harold Christie . . Wake. 

Eliza Ann Kalloway . . Wakefield 

Oct. 1 Melrose Antonio Faraci Wakefield 

Crocefissa Pistone .... Wakefield 

1 Wakefield John Dunlea Wakefield 

Delia Conners Wakefield 

5 Bellows Falls, Vt Eric Erwin Wright .. Wakefield 

Jessie Beatrice Little . .Wakefield 

7 Bedford Maurice Henry Colp Lynn 

Grace Isabell Dick .... Wakefield 

8 Wakefield Morris Myer Gould . . Wakefield 

Mary Phillips Wakefield 

8 Wakefield Frank Joseph MacEnany . . Wake. 

Mary Ellen Keleher . . Wakefield 

10 Boston George Judson Sellar .. Melrose 

Marion Elizabeth McWilliams 

[Wakefield 

11 Wakefield Harold DeCarteret Miller . .Wake. 

Gladys Mae Crocker . . Wakefield 

15 Wakefield Baylus Woods Cundy ... Melrose 

Margaret Mary Suckley . . Wake.. 

16 Wilmington Percy Sherman Hinckley . . Wake. 

Ora Holt Wilmington 

IS Stoneham Patrick Joseph Staunton ..Wake. 

Bertha Jordan Stoneham 

28 Wakefteld Lester A. Williams . . Amesbury 

Ellen V. Small . . Seabrook, N. H. 

29 Woburn Richard Earl Giles .... Wakefield 

Delia May Burns Woburn 

29 Wakefield William Frederick Meuse ..Wake. 

Catherine O'Shaughnessy. .Wake. 
29 Wakefield William Edward Johnson . Everett 

Katherine Gannon .... Wakefield 
hiov. 9 Wakefield Hugh Francis Donnelly ..Walpole 

Eva Gertrude Morrison . . Wake. 

9 Wakefield William Everett Robinson .Wake. 

Marie Judith Doiron . .Wakefield 



146 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

12 Wakefield Edward Leon Russell . . So. Boston 

Mary Ellen Coakley .. Wakefield 

16 Wakefield Benjamin Martin Hartshorn 

[Reading 
Helen Ruggles Beebe . . Wakefield 
22 Wakefield Carl Frederick Connor . Wilming- 
ton 
Marion Carter Cole . .Wilmington 

22 Wakefield August Helmar Peterson ..Wake. 

Theresa Wilhelmina Hendrickson 

[Wakefield 

29 Wakefield John Joseph McGlory . . Wakefield 

Ellen Grubb Wakefield 

29 Brookline Frederick Albert Doucette .Wake. 

Frances Dougherty . . Arlington 

30 Reading William Smith Wakefield 

Mary Burbine Reading 

30 Wakefield William Daniel Whitney . .Stone- 

[ham 

Mary Isabelle Dignan . .Wakefield 
30 Lynn David Levine Wakefield 

Sarah Weinberg Lynn 

Dec. 1 Wakefield Morris Fraser Stoddard ...Wake. 

Margaret Lillian Edmands .Wake. 
3 Wakefield Concetto Giuliano .... Wakefield 

Paolina Sompiere .... Wakefield 
10 Wakefield Eugene Emilio Giuffre . .Wakefield 

Adriana Maria Bonsignor .Wake. 
10 Boston Antonio Cardillo Wakefield 

Maria Annunziata Lepore .Wake. 
22 Wakefield Harry Leslie Mitton . .Winchester 

Mary Louise Bovaird . . Wakefield 

24 Wakefield Earle Clayton MacAnanny .Lynn 

Dornia Claire Cardinal .Wakefield 

25 Wakefield Thomas Henry Laramore . .Wake. 

Gertrude Florence (Safford) 

Andrews Wakefield 

25 Wakefield John Milton Brooks Ryder .Wake. 

Ella Blanche Magee . . Wakefield 

25 Wakefield Harry Levine Wakefield 

Ida Berenghouse Wakefield 

28 Boston Antonio Perrillo Wakefield 

Maria Rosa Skiavone . . Wakefield 

30 Wakefield Joseph Marshall Gibbs .Middleboro 

. Jennie Nelson Westgate . Middle- 

[boro 



RECORD OF DEATHS 147 

Record of Deaths 

Date of Age 

Death Yrs Mos Dys 

Jan. 1 Harriet E. (Leland) Mansfield 66 5 15 

1 Guiseppe A. Sacconi 5 8 11 

2 Aldis Walton 87 1 21 

3 Adaline S. (Kendall) Shedd 79 4 29 

4 James T. Shea 28 4 7 

5 Margaret A. (Hewett) Brown 59 

5 Florence E. (Rich) Derrick 69 4 14 

5 Sumner Morton Sherman 41 9 9 

8 Alexander Harvey Wright 61 6 2 

9 Edward F. Whitney 62 6 4 

9 Francis M. Pendleton 77 6 1 

10 Ellen A. (Gowing) Walton 78 3 16 

10 James Scott 35 7 10 

20 

21 Francena J. (Morse) Gilman 73 7 12 

21 Almont E. Berry 41 3 28 

21 Thomas O'Connell 80 4 

22 William Sweeney 72 

22 Daniel Maher 62 

24 George A. Burgess 61 5 12 

24 Charles McCarthy 69 

25 Charles G. West 64 11 20 

25 Jennie E. (Lyman) Kirk 62 

28 Elizabeth (Wiley) Hayden 78 

Feb. 2 Natalie Edith Raymond 10 10 

6 Clarissa Elizabeth (Moses) Swain 87 5 8 

6 Carrie M. (Sargent) Woodman 73 8 13 

8 Charlotte (Hollis) O'Connor , 47 

15 

21 William Augustus Gardiner 43 6 6 

21 James H. O'Hea 53 

22 Arabella (Gross) Parker 56 10 27 

23 Irene A. O'Leary 18 1 8 

26 . 

Mar. 1 Noyes 3 

1 Grace J. (Arnold) Alden 45 3 25 

1 William B. Gibbons 13 5 11 

2 Daniel Murphy 72 

2 William E. Curran 23 5 16 

3 Anna D. (Killian) Widell 33 10 29 

3 Clarence Everett Robinson 9 9 

6 Martha A. (Stiles) Stevens 77 8 26 



148 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date of 
Death 

7 William H. Nicholson 

8 Allie Bessey 

9 Floyd William C. Eldredge 

9 Arthur B. Moulton 

12 Caroline A. (Tuck) Cooper . 

17 Frank Riley 

18 , " 

24 Christine Beaudette 

26 John Joseph Sullivan 

27 George Andrew Dowling 

28 Earl Vincent Gossner 

28 Louise E. McKinley 

29 James Millerick 

30 Victor E. Mellett 

31 Thomas B. Cann 

Apr. 5 Angenette R. (Peabody) Howland 

5 Blanche L. Pratt 

13 Lera Speciale 

14 Susan (Merrill) Mansfield 

16 Abiel Crosby 

20 Angelina (Hale) Davis 

20 Carmelita Nittolo 

21 Margaret Sullivan 

22 Webster Heath 

23 John J. Busch .' 

23 Nina May Goldsmith 

26 Elias J. Newbegin 

28 Anna Frances Pray 

29 Eugene Cogan 

29 Ida C. (Bullard) Healey 

30 Charles Frederick Burroughs 

May 1 Evelyn E. Williams 

3 Chester W. Eaton 

5 Socorso Gregorio 

13 Ethel F. Loughlin 

13 William Everett Rogers 

17 Harriet O. (Cox) Bayrd 

20 William S Atherton 

22 Florence E. Smith 

22 Victoria (Houden) Crowther 

22 Angela Escoti 

24 Stanley P. Oliver, Jr 

26 Charles W. Leete, Jr 

26 William F. Jones 65 10 2 ^ 



- 


Age 




Yrs Mos Dys 


24 





17 


46 


8 


13 





2 


8 


55 


6 


20 


78 


5 


17 


70 




















2 


15 


19 


2 


21 


18 


7 


12 


40 


4 


27 


1 





20 


74 








22 


7 


23: 


70 


8 


20 


72 


11 


20 


38 








31 








93 


1 


2 


66 


8 


19 


65 


2 


22 


1 








76 








84 


10 


24 


40 


7 


15 


4 





13 


82 


1 


2 





10 


9 


3 





1 


61 


9 


8. 


72 


6 


24 








16 


77 


3 


2a 





1 





11 


10 


11 


61 


9 


27 


95 


2 


5 


70 


2 


3 


11 


3 


6 


75 








5 


6 








2 


27 








5 



RECORD OF DEATHS 149 

Date of Age 

Death Yrs Mos Dys 

28 Alonzo D. Moran ..54 10 9 

29 Margaret D. Murray 56 23 

30 Mary (Ryan) Sliney 76 11 13 

June 1 Henry Sanford Lombard 62 10 19 

3 Jacob Holmes Eaton 82 3 14 

3 Thomas A. Palmer 22 10 16 

9 Rhoda (McLain) Symonds 80 10 19 

10 . 

10 

12 Ella R. (Alley) Travis 62 9 11 

14 Elva D. (Whitney) Hatch 67 

15 Lillian P. (Emerson) Clough 53 3 

17 

21 Mary P. (Hartshorne) Rayner 85 10 1 

24 Addie (Russell) Dadley 47 5 2 

25 Frederick O. Holmburg 43 21 

26 Mary E. (O'Donnell) Connolly 70 

26 S. Leeman Walton 74 2 27 

29 Nelson Mullikin 61 

July 3 Marion (Church) Wells 38. 5 8 

4 John Toomey 71 

5 George Henry Scovell 77 6 12 

6 Emily A. (Hussy) Bessey 70 9 13 

7 Isabel H. (Nevens) Staples 60 2 6 

10 Emily M. (Warren) March 69 5 

16 William Mortimer 66 11 

23 George W. Stimpson 96 6 23 

28 Lucy J. (Miner) Crafts 83 7 26 

30 Mary L. (Linnell) Newhall 58 11 22 

Aug. 4 Gordon T. White 4 3 

6 John Drugan 86 

7 Eugene S. Hinckley 69 5 

12 Alfred George Hooper 71 5 12 

16 

22 Georgia Terravecchia 3 

23 Gladys A. Smith 11 24 

24 Rupert E. Crockett 7 8 24 

27 

Sept. 2 Paulina (LeRose) Calantropio 17 

2 Lydia (Haynes) Dole 71 10 27 

2 Katherine F. (Ford) Collins 41 1 8 

7 Francesco DiTonno 4 3 

11 Charles E. Walsh 41 11 12 

17 Charles Brock 44 9 4 



ISO TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date of Age 

Death Yrs Mos Dys 

18 George H. Walker 64 

18 Eliza Adelaide Hawes 69 8 21 

22 Patrick Kenney . . * 70 

25 

25 Charles E. Doucette, Jr 6 

27 Mary (Sheils) Gilfoyle 61 

30 John Barrett 87 

Oct. 3 John Harnding Richardson, Jr 12 2 13 

7 Bernice Catherine Foley . . 18 11 3 

12 Wilfred Lewis Muse 1 3 

13 Gerard William Muse 5 11 

15 Grace W. (Ballard) Fairbanks 49 3 3 

17 John , Perkins 80 1 25 

19 Henry James Logan 13 

20 Augusta May Morin 34 6 12 

22 Fannie Dulong Niess 65 4 

25 Margaret (Gillespie) Donnelly 70 

25 Antonio Pizzuto 3 7 

25 Querino Riccitelli 2 6 

26 Caroline E. (Oliver) Perkins 75 11 28 

28 Gertrude Sullivan 1 6 

31 Sarah (Guilford) Oliver 98 9 

Nov. 2 Catherine Cosman 2 14 

3 Angelino Pezzano 5 

3 William F. Benjamin 1 11 17 

4 Maria Benedetto 9 

6 Grace I. Baker 82 11 5 

8 Virgina Campbell 2 22 

10 Charlotte Anderson 3 24 

10 Maria E. (Temple) Wait 65 5 30 

13 Josephine DiCero 1 

16 Michael Horrigan 80 

17 Christian Vik . 62 3 28 

18 Dorothy L. Benjamin 3 4 

18 John Gustave Johnson 58 4 9 

22 Elizabeth A. (Whittimore) Miller 86 5 20 

22 John Lowe 60 

23 Felicia R. (Pike) Drake 69 9 25 

25 Margaret (Gould) Regan 74 8 22 

25 Nellie E. (Roberts) Fleming 69 5 20 

27 

Dec. 2 Mary O'Neil 70 

7 John P. Hackett 86 1 7 

8 Harry W. Donald 27 



RECORD OF DEATHS 151 

Date of Age 

Death Yrs Mos Dys 

8 

9 Ernest Ward 23 11 29 

14 Honora (Zub) Kardaszewski 35 

17 Rachael R. (Sukeforth) Wormwood 83 1 4 

20 Annie M. Connolly 54 4 4 

20 Edward F. Gilman 67 4 19 

22 Hazel Widtfeldt 8 9 26 

23 Michael Qualters 74 

23 

24 William Reardon 58 . 11 10 

25 John Anderson 54 11 25 

25 Elizabeth E. (Blanchard) Willoughby 88 13 

29 Mary (Collins) McCormack 60 

29 Patrick J. Barrett . 57 

31 Julia Callahan 1 28 



152 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



DOG LICENSES 

Number of licenses issued 372 

Males 323 

Females 48 

Kennel 1 

372 

Tax on 323 males at $2 $646.00 

Tax on 48 females at $5 240.00 

One kennel license at $50 .' . . 50.00 

$936.00 
Deduct Clerk's fees 74.40 

Cash paid County Treasurer $861.60 

HUNTERS' LICENSES 

Licenses issued to resident hunters 242 



Frederic S. Hartshorne, Town Clerk, 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD . 153 

Report of Municipal Light Board 

The Wakefield Municipal Light Commission presents herewith 
the twenty-third annual report for the year ending December 31, 1916. 
The details in connection with the operation of the Plant can be ob- 
tained by reference to the report of the Manager. 

Notwithstanding the increase in the cost of material and labor 
the operations of the Plant have been successful this year and the con- 
sumption of both gas and electricity have increased. The cost of 
material and labor for the coming year will be still further increased 
and any decrease in rates cannot be considered until conditions become 
more normal. It is conservative to say that gas extensions for the 
coming year will cost 40 per cent more than two years ago. Electric 
extensions will be at about the same rate, therefore, it would seem ad- 
visable not to make any more extensions than seem absolutely nec- 
essary. 

STREET LIGHTING' 

There has been a small decrease in the use of electricity for 
street lighting on account of more efficient lamps being used. The 
decrease in current used was about 2 per cent, and the number of 
hours of street lighting outside of the lighting of Wakefield Square 
was 2892. The lights in the Square have been run 3519 hours. 

A new regulator has been purchased and installed to replace 
one which was old and inefficient and this change has saved on cur- 
rent used and also on the life of the lamps. Twelve additional lamps 
have been placed on the lines, these being on Herbert, Sweetser, Chest- 
nut, Nahant, Main, Bennett West Water, Crescent Streets and North 
Avenue. 

ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT 

At the station two switches on the switchboard have been re- 
placed with new ones of a heavier type and ones that are adapted to 
the voltage now used. The old ones were dangerous, both to the men 
operating them and because of fire hazard. 

The increase in current for house lighting has been very 
marked, but the power current increase has been the more prominent, 
which is a very desirable feature. 

In conjunction with the Bay State Street Railway and the New 
England Telephone and Telegraph Company many individual poles 
have been renewed and in many sections considerable stretches of 
pole lines have been replaced. The line on Main street from Lawrence 
street to a point beyond Cordis street has been rebuilt as a joint pole 
line with the Street Railway Company and the Telephone Company, 
and the number of poles in this locality has been materially decreased. 



54 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



GAS DEPARTMENT 

The necessary repairs in this department have been made. The 
Boston & Maine Railroad ordered the trestle in the coal sheds used 
for unloading" gas coal rebuilt and a new roof has been placed over the 
retort house. The report of the Manager shows 3200 feet of gas main 
extensions and 4.8 per cent increase in the consumption of gas. The 
purchase of an automobile truck was made during the year, as the in- 
creased business in the gas and electric departments demanded that 
something be done to enable prompt service for the citizens in the in- 
stallation of new meters, correction of such complaints as might arise 
and emergency work. One horse has been given to Red Acre Farm, 
as she was so old that she was not salable, and in this way we recog- 
nize her efficient service in the past. The other horses will be sold as 
soon as it seems to be necessary in the interest of economy. 

On account of the embargo on the railroads and for other rea- 
sons in connection with the shipment of gas coal there have been many 
times when there has been a cause for anxiety whether the Plant 
would obtain the necessary coal for making gas. For this reason, a 
much larger quantity of water gas has been made, coke being used 
for this purpose, and gas coal has been stored as far as possible so as 
to carry the Plant over an emergency in case of trouble in getting 
shipments of same. For this reason the supply of coke has been 
limited and it has been a cause of regret that the citizens have been 
obliged to wait for the filling of orders, also many orders for coke have 
been declined. 

Three gas main extensions were run for the purpose of con- 
necting existing mains together, and in all cases the pressure has been 
made more constant and eliminated complaints in the locality. 

FIRE ALARM SYSTEM 

By vote of the Town, a new box was installed on Pittman aven- 
ue. Also two boxes which were old and in need of repairs have been 
replaced by new ones. 

The contemplated underground line to Greenwood did not ma- 
terialize, but supplies are on hand and it is expected the work will 
be done this spring. 

Harmonious and faithful work ha»been maintained throughout 
the organization during the year; each and every one has tried to do 
his part in good faith. 

Edwin C. Miller, Chairman 

John M. Cameron 

L. Wallace Sweetser, Secretary 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



155 



REPORT OF MANAGER 

Messrs. E. C. Miller, L. W. Sweetser and J. M. Cameron, Municipal 
Light Board. 

Gentlemen : — 

I hereby submit for your consideration my third annual report 
showing the conditions of the Light Plant as of December 31, 1916. 
This is the twenty-third annual report of the business, financial and 
operating conditions. 

COMPARATIVE REPORT OF YEAR ENDING DEC. 31, 1916 



Reg. st. lights were operated . 
Sq. st. lights were operated . 
Number street lights in operation 
Totals number gas consumers 

Gain over previous year . 
Total number electric consumers 

Gain over previous year 
Gas services laid . 
Electric service made 
Gas ranges sold . 
Hot plates sold 
Water heaters sold . 
Gas room heaters sold 
Coal gas made 32,395,000 cu. ft 
Watergasmade 12,905,000 cu. ft 

Total gas made . 
Gas accounted for . 
Gas unaccounted for 
Or . . . 
Gain in gas sold . 
Total current purchased 
Lighting current sold 
Power current sold . 

Total current sold 
Gain in current sold . 
Regular street light current 
Square street light current 
Total current for street lights 
Deer, in current for street lights 
Coal used for boilers 
Coke used for boilers 
Gas coal carbonized . 



Ending 
Dec. 31, 1916 
2,892 hrs 
3,519 hrs 

592 

2,322 

128 

1,012 

177 

85 

126 

72 

17 

12 

3 



45,300,000 cu. ft. 
35,681,600 cu. ft. 
9,618,400 cu. ft. 
21.2 per cent 
4.8 per cent 
596,290 k.w.h. 
245,347 k.w.h. 
77,891 k.w.h. 
323,238 k.w.h. 
37.2 per cent 
141,070 k.w.h. 
22,081 k.w.h. 
163,151 k.w.h. 
2.6 per cent 14 
none 

655 tons 
3,286 tons 



Ending 
Dec. 31, 1915 
2,816 hrs 
3,445 hrs. 

580 

2,194 

217 

835 

198 

109 

116 

74 

13 

23 

12 



44,058,000 cu. ft.. 

34,058,800 cu. ft. 

10,003,200 cu. ft. 

22.7 per cent 

1.7 per cent 

506,075 k.w.h. 

194,595 k.w.h. 

41,004 k.w.h. 

235,599 k.w.h. 

20.4 per cent 

142,432 k.w.h. 

. 25,020 k.w.h. 

167,452 k.w.h. 

.3 per cent(incr.) 

73 tons 

503 tons 

3,465 ton? 



156 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Gas oil used . 
Stock on hand: 

Gas coal 
Tar . . 
Gas oil . 



69,570 gals 

81 tons 

6,000 gals 

15,410 gals 



EXTENSIONS OF STREET LIGHT LINES 



Sweetser St. to Court St. 
Herbert St. south of Bennett St. 



51,072 gals 

265 tons 

9,000 gals 

12,012 gals 



500 ft. 
450 " 



Total 



EXTENSIONS OF ELECTRIC LINES 



950 ft. 



Salem St. near Lowell St 80 

Birch Hill Ave. and Charles St 690 

JBennett, Traverse and Melvin Sts 1,400 

Sweetser St., Pleasant and Court Sts 475 

Cordis St. to Pleasant St 500 

Broadway 635 

Summer St 275 

Jordan Ave. and Albion St 1,260 

Park Ave., Greenwood 

Prospect St., from Summit Ave. to Morrison Rd West . 

Eaton St. to Supply No. 7 

New Salem St. from Salem St 

Wharton Park Place from Lowell St 

High St 

Beacon St 

Nahant St 

Main St. north from Lowell St 

Charles St. to Supply No. 29 

North Ave. to Bates Garage 



ft. 



140 


■ << 


900 


a 


170 


a 


610 


(< 


240 


«< 


115 


<< 


150 


n 


945 


a 


840 


n 


140 


a 


110 


a 



Total 



EXTENSIONS OF GAS MAINS 



9,675 ft. 



Hart St 

Hopkins St from Prospect 

Park Ave 

High St 

Spring St 

Cottage St. 

Jordan Ave .•■"-'. 

Nahant St. 

Cedar St. from Albion St. . . 

Crescent St., Lincoln to Water Sts. . 

Nahant St ■'•'.. . 1 % 



1" pipe 390 


ft 


2" ' 


230 


<< 


1%" ' 


72 


it 


%" ' 


115 


(I 


%" ' 


130 


it 


2" ' 


165 


it 


2" ' 


125 


ii 


2" ' 


70 


a 


4" ' 


515 


a 


4" ' 


260 


it 


1%" ' 


210 


<< 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



157 



Wharton Park Place from Lowell 
Hart St. from Valley St. . 

Vernon St 

Linden St 

Elm St 



1". 



% 



472 
100 
120 
166 
345 



Total ....... 

Number of feet of each size laid: 



3,485 ft. 



%" 


W. 


I. 


Pipe 


511 ft 


1" 


<< 


u 


<< 


862 " 


1V4" 


CI 


it 


a 


210 " 


1%" 


ct 


a 


a 


72 " 


2" 


(( 


a 


a 


1,055 " 


4" 


c. 


I. 


a 


775 " 



MANUFACTURING ACCOUNTS 

Actual earnings and expenses, the inven- 
tories as of December 1915 — 1916 
respectively considered. 

STATEMENT OF EARNINGS AND EXPENSES OF 

GAS MANUFACTURING ACCOUNT 
Earnings: 

Sales of gas . . $ 47,133.73 

Less discounts 4,039.93 



Steam to electric department 

Sales of coke 

Sales of tar 

Inventory of tar, Dec. 1916 . 
Sales of gas stoves 
Sales and rentals of gas arcs 
Inventory of gas arcs, Dec. 1916 

Meter rentals 

Sales of jobbing gas . 
Sales of gas services . 
Interest on guarantee deposit 
Stock Inventory: 

Stoves $ 316.15 

Pipe, fittings and burners . 1,780.24 



180.00 
3,222.90 
1,526.94 

180.00 
2,143.41 

151.70 
53.60 

160.23 
1,660.77 

417.70 
32.93 



% 43,093.80 



2,096.39 



11,826.57 



$ 54,920.37 



158 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Expenses: 

Gas coal 

Repair steam plant 

Repair mains 

Repair gas meters . 

Repair at works 

Repair real estate 

Repair benches 

Purifying, including labor .... 

General salaries 

Station tools gas 

Advertising 

Distribution tools 

Station wages 

Distribution wages 

Care of grounds, one-half . 
Stable and auto expense, two-thirds . 
Office, printing and stationery, one-half 
General expenses, one-half . . ^ . 
Collections: E. E. Lee $69.52; Mont- 
rose $4.90 

Jobbing gas 

Gas service 

Coke . . . ' . . . . .-.'.. 

Tar 

Inventory of tar, Dec. 1915 . 

Gas stoves 

Gas arcs . 

Inventory of gas arcs, Dec. 1915 
Incidental gas ....... 

Wages meter takers, two-thirds 
Distribution gas material . . . . . 

Telephone, one-half . . . . . . . 

Interest on guarantee deposit 

Insurance, one-half 

Connecting stoves and appliances . 

Gas oil 

Office furniture and fixtures . 
Lighting works six months ($203.29) 

A gross profit 



$ 16,693.69 


131.96 


764.60 


206.64 


1,312.35 


1,404.99 


36.15 


1,041.49 


2,048.17 


229.06 


57.50 


132.81 


9,502.09 


3,606.69 


88.45 


2,027.04 


376.75 


8.00 


74.42 


1,090.53 


1,033.27 


621.90 


74.82 


294.50 


1,581.45 


123.27 


39.95 


9.52 


665.15 


80.04 


84.75 


32.33 


494.29 


387.08 


2,649.96 


109.17 


$ 49,114.83 


$ 5,805.54 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



159 



The following to be deducted: 

Commissioners' salaries, one-half 

* Interst on bonds and notes . 

* Depreciation . . . . . 



150.00 
2,213.42 

4,898.00 



7,261.42 



A net loss of 1,455.88 

* Interest and depreciation here stated are the same per cent of 
total interest and depreciation as electric plant is of the total com- 
bined plant, as shown by the books. 

STATEMENT OF EARNINGS AND EXPENSES OF 
ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING ACCOUNT 



Earnings: 

Sales of electricity , $ 38,089.20 

Less discounts . . . . . . . 7,778.04 



Sales of incandescent lamps . 
Sales of jobbing electrics 
Sales and rentals of fans . 
Electric meter rentals 
Stock: 

Incandescent lamps . 
Incandescent street lamps 
Poles, wire and equipment . 
Electric appliances and repairs 



Expenses 

Steam from gas department .... 

Oil and waste 

Repair lines 

Repair electric meters and transformers 

Repair electric plant 

Repair real estate electric .... 

General salaries 

Station wages 

Distribution wages 

Care of lights 

Care of grounds, one-half .... 
Stable and auto expenses, one-third 
General expenses, one-half .... 
Office, printing and stationery, one-half 



193.53 
190.06 
671.32 
133.82 



180.00 

80.95 

4,366.90 

39.37 

228.63 

195.53 

2,047.68 

1,654.31 

824.07 

862.27 

88.46 

1,030.50 

8.00 

376.76 



28,311.16 

762.63 

1,371.83 

100.20 

270.20 



1,188.73 
$ 32,004.75 



180 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Incandescent lamps commercial . . . 889.74 

Jobbing electrics 1,003.04 

Telephone, one-half 84.75 

Current bought 14,550.42 

Insurance, one-half . . . ... 494.29 

Wages meter takers, one-third . . . 332.57 

Incidentals 4.96 

Incandescent street lamps 1,260.43 

Fans and rentals . . .•■ . . . . 85.77 

Station tools 82.07 

Distribution tools 33.18 

Water . ... . . '. . . . 10.00 

Advertising electric . . . .. . 20.46 

Lighting station six months ($183.94) 

Total expenses $ 30,835.11 

A gross gain 1,169.64 

The following to be deducted: 

Commissioners' salaries, one-half . . 150.00 

* Interest on bond and notes . . . 1,602.83 

*Depreciation 3,546.83 

5,299.66 

A net loss . . . . ^ . . . $ 4,130.02 

* Interest and depreciation here stated are the same per cent of 
total interest and depreciation as electric plant is of the total com- 
bined plant, as shown by the books. 

ASSETS 

Machinery & manufacturing appliances $ 37,976.89 

Real estate gas 10,559.46 

Gas mains 46,367.81 

Gas meters 14,229.05 

Real estate electric 6,559.46 

Steam plant 9,712.58 

Electric plant 10,464.76 

Pole lines 37,550.11 

Arc lamps 1,860.11 

Transformers • 7,821.94 

Electric meters 8,601.68 

Station tools electric, inventory . . - 555.20 

Station tools gas, inventory .... 467.60 

Distribution tools electric, inventory . 193.56 

Distribution tools gas, inventory . . 517.13 

Office furniture and fixtures, inventory 624.85 

Horses, wagons & automobile, inventory 1,907.18 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 161 

Kay and grain, inventory .... 28.35 

Gas oil, inventory 724.27 

Tar, inventory 180.00 

Oil and waste, inventory . . . . . 17.23 

Repair steam plant, inventory . . . 14.87 

Insurance fire protection appliance, 

inventory . . . 443.13 

Insurance unexpired, inventory . . . 332.78 

Garden tools, inventory 31.80 

Stable tools, inventory ..... 8.05 

Purifying material, inventory . . . 270.00 

Fire supplies, inventory . . . . . 73.20 

Gas arcs, inventory . . . . . . 53.60 

Repair mains material, inventory . . 33.22 

Fans, inventory . . . . . . . 279.81 

Due from electric consumers, inventory . 4,496.42 j 

Due from gas consumers, inventory . . 4,051.14 

Due from other accounts, inventory . . 847.62 

New fire alarm installation, inventory 7,257.01 

Gas coal, inventory 784.39 

Due from gas meter rental .... 86.61 

Due from electric meter rental . . . 41.37 

Guarantee deposits from consumers . 1*849.00 
Stock Inventory: 

Incandescent lamps 193.53 

Incandescent street lamps . . . . 152.06 

Poles, wires and electric equipment . 671.32 

Stoves 316.15 

Jobbing gas 1,780.24 

Repair lines . . . . . . . . 133.82 

Total assets $221,120.36 

Balance to profit and loss . . . 133,322.14 



$ 87,798.22 



LIABILITIES 

Bonds outstanding original .... $ 72,000.00 

Bonds outstanding new gas addition . 7,500.00 

Town notes 5,000.00 

Interest accrued but not due . . . 832.92 

Bills payable 616.30 

Guarantee deposits appropriation . . 1,849.00 



$ 87,798.22 



162 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Appropriation notes, bonds, new con- 
struction, etc., paid to date: 

Appropriation note payments ... $ 13,300.00 

Appropriation bond payments . . . 135,500.00 

Appropriation extension gas mains . . 21,948.24 

Appropriation extension lines . . . 9,600.72 

Appropriation new construction electric . 1,780.02 

Appropriation new street lights . . 1,217.87 

Appropriation new fire alarm equipm't 5,080.50 

Appropriation new gas extension . . 6,814.29 

Appropriation extension gas, Montrose 3,000.00 

* $198,241.64 
* While the above appropriation accounts are not strictly lia- 
bilities in the ordinary acceptation of the term, they belong in any 
proper system of accounting upon the same side of the ledger as 
bonds outstanding, and are for convenience grouped with them 
under the same designation. 

RECEIPTS 

Cash Statement: 

Appropriation March, 1916 .... $ 24,400.00 

Gas sales - . . . 42,944.33 

Electric sales . ' 27,412.20 

Coke sales 3,584.32 

Tar sales 1,350.56 

Jobbing electric 1,343.60 

Gas stoves 1,629.17 

Incandescent lamps 747.33 

Jobbing gas 1,108.98 

Gas arcs . . 121.70 

Fans and rental 97.20 

Telephone 34.84 

Kepair lines • 668.11 

Repair works . . 12.50 

Gas services 477.70 

Incandescent street lamps . . . . 31.71 

Hay and grain 12.00 

Electric meter rental . . .... . 270.20 

Gas meter rental ....... 160.23 

Stock i- 82 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



163 



Interest on guarantee deposit 
Profit and loss . 



32.93 
5.00 



$106,446.43 
Transferred from depreciation (stock) . 593.82 



$107,040.25 
Transferred from fire alarm (stock) . 71.48 



Less amount set aside for depreciation 

Bond payments 

Note payments ....... 



8,044.83 

11,500.00 

2,000.00 



GAS 

Expenditures : 

Gas coal, including freight and handling $ 15,967.12 

Coke, teaming and handling . . . 605.40 

Station tools, gas . . . . . . 221.24 

Distribution tools 95.65 

Gas stoves 536.77 

Repair mains . . . . . . . 723.87 

Repair meters . . . . . . . 206.64 

Repair works 1,195.34 

Repair real estate, gas 1,568.60 

Repair benches 36.15 

General salaries, gas 2,048.17 

Station wages 9,502.09 

Distribution wages 3,606.69 

Purifying 1,068.34 

Incidental 16.04 

Advertising 57.50 

Tar 56.40 

Jobbing gas 442.44 

Wages meter takers 996.82 

Distribution gas material .... 80.04 

Gas arcs 108.39 

Connecting stoves and appliances . . 215.32 

Gas oil 2,967.26 

Gas service 714.11 



$107,111.73 



$ 21,544.83 
$85,566.90 



$ 43,036.39 



164 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

ELECTRIC 

Expenditures : 

Distribution tools . . . . . . 44.18 

Oil and waste 82.68 

Repair electric plant 227.18 

Repair steam plant 134.61 

Repair electric lines 3,971.75 

Repair real estate 11.62 

Jobbing electric 1,071.47 

Station tools 65.82 

Repair electric meters and transformers 39.37 

Incidentals ........ 4.96 

General salaries' 2,047.68 

Current bought 13,505.22 

Station wages v 1,654.31 

Care of lights 862.27 

Distribution wages, electric .... 824.07 

Fans and rental 66.09 

Water 10.00 

Incandescent street lamps 30.72 

Incandescent lamps 37.34 

Advertising 20.46 



$ 24,711.80 



MISCELLANEOUS 

Horses and wagons . . .^ . . . 384.67 

Care of grounds 173.16 

Stable expenses 616.26 

Hay and grain 997.42 

General office expenses, printing, post- 
age and envelopes 710.26 

Insurance 663.30 

Telephone . 199.34 

Interest on guarantee deposit . . . 32.33 

General expense 16.00 

Collections: E. E. Lee, $69.52; Mont- 
rose, $4.90 74.42 

Interest 3,816.25 

Commissioners' salaries 300.00 

Office furniture and fixtures . . . 126.52 

Repair town hall office ..... 8.82 

Automobile 1,375.28 

Refund on stove 1*00 

Stock bills paid . 8,315.54 



17,810.57 
$ 85,558.76 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 165 

RECAPITULATION 

Amount available for maintenance and 

interest $ 85,566.90 

Cash expenditures 85,558.76 

Balance general acct returned to town $ 8.14 

DEPRECIATION 

Balance Jan. 1, 1916 $ .69 

Appropriation March, 1916 . . . 400.00 

Appropriation March, 1916 . . . 8,044.83 

8,445.52 
Less transfer to general account . . 593.82 

$ 7,851.70 
EXPENDED AS FOLLOWS 

Labor Material Total 

Machinery 'and 

manufacturing $ 33.82 $ 33.82 

Gas mains $ 871.09 508.58 1,379.67 

Gas meters 1,259.48 1,259.48 

Real estate gas 75.58 40.98 116.56 

Real estate electric 1.18 1.18 

Electric plant 

Pole lines 423.30 2,842.74 3,266.04 

Transformers 754.34 754.34 

Electric meters 1,039.85 1,039.85 

$1,369.97 $6,480.97 $7,850.94 $ 7,850.94 

Balance of account $ .76 

FIRE ALARM 

Appropriation March, 1915 .... $ 1,310.00 

Expended on new fire alarm .... $ 335.66 
Expended on repair fire alarm . . . 865.07 

Transferred to general account . . . 71.48 

$ 1,272.21 

Balance returned to town ... $ 37.79 



166 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

BONDS PAID 

Appropriation to purchase bonds . . $ 9,000.00 
Appropriation to new gas addition bond 2,500.00 



$ 11,500.00 
NOTES PAID 



Appropriation to underground con- 
struction . .' $ 1,000.00 

Appropriation to Water St. gas ex- 

ension 1,000.00 



$ 2,000.00 
Respectfully submitted, 

S. L. COLE, Manager. 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



167 



Second Annual Report 



of 



Town Accountant 
1916 



RECEIPTS 1916 



Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1916 . 






$ 59,770.08 


C. E. Walton, Col. taxes, poll 


. $ 7,062.50 




" " " " " , personal . 


52,975.77 




i: " " " " , real estate 


244,925.75 


304,964.02 


" moth assessments 




1,872.71 


" apportioned sewers 




2,627.20 


" unapportioned sewer 


s 


3,879.36 


" . sidewalk assessment 


3 


81.60 


" " " excise tax 




3,635.64 


" National Bank tax 




3,758.40 


" interest on deposits 


242.82 




George E. Walker, Treas. '* " 


956.28 


1,199.10 


C, E. Walton, Col. interest on taxes 




5,705.52 


" " " " " " sewers 




253.18 


" " " " tax certificates . 




13.00 


George E. Walker, Treas. tax titl< 


3 




redemption 




988.48 


Com. of Mass. public service tax . 






26.36 


" " " corporation tax 






2,301.^3 


" " " public service tax 






3,237.90 


" " u business tax . 






4,494.89 


" " " National Bank tax 






2,584.47 


" " Street Railway tax 






2,529.47 


" " " corporation tax 






22.01 


" soldiers' exemptions 






455.29 


" pedlers' licenses . 




36.00 




Selectmen " " 




16.00 


52.00 


Second-hand furniture 






15.00 


pool and billiards . 






35.0.0 


junk 






350.00 



168 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



bowling 

auctioneers .... 
Town Hall .... 
Wakefield estate . 
pasture (Poor Farm) 
insurance forms . 
Town Clerk, old paper .... 
Town Counsel, execution for costs . 
Clerk of Courts, court fines . 
Fire Dept., rent Greenwood hose house 
" " sale junk .... 

" miscellaneous- . 
S. of W. and M. Dept.,. sealing fees . 
W. W. Whittredge, moth dept. . 
Forest Warden Dept., from B. & M. R.R 
Health Dept., re-imbursement (Lynn) 
" " slaughter house 

" " milk licenses 

Highway Dept., sidewalks assessments 
from State, Lowell St. 
from County, Lowell St 
Poor Dept., sale of produce 

" " sale of milk .... 
" " sale miscellaneous (farm) 
" " re-imbursements (relief) 
" " " mothers' aid 

Com. of Mass., state aid .... 
" " " military aid . 
" " " soldiers' burial . 
School Dept., tuition state wards . 
" " practical arts 

tuition .... 
" " miscellaneous 

" " evening school forfeits 

Library Dept., fines, etc 

Park Dent., from B. S. St. Ry. Co. . 
Middlesex County, dog tax . 
Light Dept., sale of gas .... 
" " sale of electricity 

" sale of coke, stoves, lamps 

etc 

Water & Sewer Dept., water rates 

" " " " " summonses 

" " " " " turn ons 

" " " " miscellaneous 

" " " " rents . . . 

• " " " " water services 





5.00 




10.00 




438.67 




326.00 




15.00 




6.45 




45.81 




128.49 




650.03 


83.25 




79.03 




48.56 


210.84 




154.04 




41.18 




6.45 


56.50 




2.00 




25.00 


84.50 


45.77 




2,000.00 




1,853.33 


3,899.10 


349.16 




467.83 




364.87 




300.06 




653.03 


2,134.95 




2,952.00 




35.00 




50.00 


983.75 




789.41 




2,536.85 




46.07 




41.00 


4,397.08 




193.14 




6.00 




831.06 


42,944.33 




27,412.20 




11,689.90 


82,046.43 


29,836.05 




84.80 




25.00 


29,945.85 


218.03 




240.00 


458.03 




1,009.14 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



169 



" " " " sewer connections 

" " " " " construction 

Cemetery Dept., sale of lots, etc. 
Trust Funds Interest, Library 

Park . . . 
all others . . 
Treasury Dept., temporary loans 

time loans, (highway) 
" (sewer) . 
School teachers' fund 

Various Depts., refunds .... 



Total receipts 



922.80 

24.40 

165.90 

280.20 

120.00 

574.05 

270,000.00 

10,000.00 

2,200.00 

1,727,00 

334.37 

$821,281.17 



APPROPRIATIONS 1916 



Moderator's Salary 

Selectmen's Department: 

Salaries of Board . 
Dept. Expenses 



Town Accountant: 

Salary 

Dept. Expenses 

Treasurer: 



Salary 



Dept. Expenses 



Collector: 

Salary . . .< 
Dept. Expenses 

Assessors' Department: 
Chairman .... 
Secretary .... 
Third Member . 
Dept. Expenses 

Town Clerk: 

Salary 

Dept. Expenses 
Finance Committee: 

Salary of Secretary 

Dept. Expenses 
Election and Registration: 

Salaries of Registrars . 

Dept., Expenses 



500.00 

350.00 



,000.00 
825.00 



750.00 

350.00 

650.00 

475.00 

500.00 

500.00 

400.00 

,150.00 



300.00 

500.00 



50.00 
15.00 

315.00 
885.00 



850.00 



1,825.00 



1,100.00 



1,125.00 



2,550.00 



800.00 



G5.00 



1,200.00 



170 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Legal Department: 

Salary of Counsel 
Dept. Expenses . . 

Towii Hall . . .. . . . 

Vital Statistics 

Police Dept 

Fire Department: 

Salaries of Engineers . 

Dept. Expenses .... 

Fire Alarm 
Rifle Range Account . . . . 
Inspector of Buildings Salary . 
Sealer of W. and M. 

Salary 

Dept. Expenses .... 

Moth Dept 

Tree Warden Department: 

Salary 

Dept. Expenses .... 
Forest Warden Dept. 
Accident Compensation Account 

Health Department: 

Salaries of Board .... 
Salary of Inspector of Plumbing 
Salary of Inspector of Animals 
Salary of Inspector of Milk 
Collection of Garbage . 
Dept. Expenses .... 
Sewer Department: 

Maintenance 

Connections 

Sewer Extensions 1916 
Sewer Extensions 1916 (loan) 

Highways: 

Salary of Superintendent 

Maintenance 

Lowell St 

Lowell St. (loan) .... 

Construction (loan) 
Poor Department: 

Salaries of Board . . . 

Salary of Clerk . • . 

Dept. Expenses .... 
State Aid . ... 
Military Aid 



500.00 




865.00 


1,365.00 




4,300.00 




150.00 




10,475.00 


1,475.00 




16,257.14 




1,310.00 


19,042.14 




400.00 




500.00 


100.00 




75.00 


175.00 




5,000.00 


25.00 




575.00 


600.00 




275.00 




2,000.00 


100.00 




600.00 




200.00 




200.00 




1,200.00 




3,960.00 


6/260.00 


1,100.00 




1,000.00 




600.00 




2,200.00 


4,900.00 


2,000.00 




16,440.00 




2,000.00 




4,000.00 




6,000.00 


30,440.00 


300.00 




75.00 




13,000.00 


13,375.00 


3,300.00 




200.00 • 





REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



171 



Soldiers' Relief 
School Dept. 
Trade Schools 
Library 
Park Dept. 
Reserve Fund 
Insurance Account 
Miscellaneous Account 
Light Dept., "General" 

"Depreciation" 

Water Department: 

Salaries of Commissioners 
Maintenance .... 
Construction 
Bonds and Notes . 

Interest 

Services 



Cemetery Department: 

Salaries of Commissioners 

Dept. Expenses 

Interest 

Maturing Bonds and Notes 
Oak St., land damage . 
Land damage (Slocumb) 
Memorial Day, G. A. R. . 

U. S. W. V. 
July 4th Celebration 
Street Ry. Fare Revision (protest) 

Slate Charges: 

State Tax . . . . . 
National Bank Tax . 
Charles River Basin, interest 

maintenance 
bonds 
Met. Park Sinking Fund 

" interest 

" maintenance 

" bonds . 

" Sinking Fund No 

" interest 

" maintenance 

" bonds 

" Nantasket 
Wellington Bridge 



3,500.00 


7,000.00 


86,600.00 




1,200.00 


87,800.00 




2,195.00 




2,650.00 




2,000.00 




1,875.00 




1,350.00 


24,400.00 




400.00 


24,800.00 


300.00 




16,250.00 




4,000.00 




12,000.00 




8,303.75 




1,200.00 


42,053.75 


70.00 




680.00 


750.00 




19,800.00 




38,900.00 




269.50 




100.00 




350.00 




50.00 




500.00 




100.00 




$341,340.39 


20,720.00 




785.11 




528.62 




538.09 




41.56 




215.37 




1,231.50 




3,754.98 




43.69 




73.76 




519.62 




685.59 




42.26 




172.42 
2.49 





172 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 


Met. Sewer Sinking 1 Fund, (No(. system) 


2,346.53 




" interest 


4,761.28 




" maint. . . 


3,318.80 




r bonds . . 


293.45 




Penalty failure make return, Chap. 






81, Sec. 42 . . . . . . . 


12.00 


40,087.12 


Middlesex County Charges .... 




13,371.48 


Tjme Loans: 






Lowell St., construction .... 


4,000.00 




Main St., " .... 


6,000.00 




Sewer extensions 1916 


2,200.00 


12,200.00 


•Overlay 1916 




10,747.00 



RECAPITULATION 

Town purposes . . . $353,540.39 

State " ... 40,087.12 

County " ... 13,371.48 

Overlay 1916 . . . 10,747.00 

$417,745.99 
TAXES 1914 



Uncollected Jan. 1, 1916 
Re-assessments 
Added by Collector 
Cash paid Treasurer 
Abated by Assessors 



41,112.95 




193.63 




112.68 






38,356.00 




3,063.26 


41,419.26 


41,419.26 



TAXES 1915 

Uncollected January 1, 1916 .... 117,041.24 

Re-assessments 401.16 

Cash paid Treasurer 67,637.67 

Abated by Assessors 4,685.66 

Outstanding December 31, 1916 . . . 45,119.07 



117,442.40 117.442.40 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



173 



TAXES 1916 

Commitment by Assessors 302,207.74 

Commitment by Assessors, additional . 424.44 

Cash paid Treasurer 

Abated by Assessors 

Outstanding December 31, 1916 . . 



DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 1916 

. . . . . 2,761.64 



Commitment by Assessors 
Cash paid Treasurer 
Outstanding December 31, 1916 



2,761.64 



Uncollected January 1, 1916 
Cash paid Treasurer 
Abated by Assessors 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1914 

. . . . 376.31 



Uncollected January 1, 1916 
Cash paid Treasurer 
Abated by Assessors 
Outstanding December 31, 1916 



376.31 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1915 



198,436.37 

5,401.68 

98,794.13 



302,632.18 302,632.18 



819.70 



819.70 



533.9& 
2,227.66 



2,761.64 



372.81 
3.50 



376.31 



399.83- 

9.29 

410.58 



819.70 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1916 

Commitment by Assessors 1,955.40 

Commitment by Assessors, additional . 1.35 

Cash paid Treasurer 

Abated by Assessors 

Outstanding December 31, 1916 



1,100.07 

2.15 

854.53 



1,956.75 



1,956.75 



174 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Uncollected January 1, 1916 
Cash paid Treasurer 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1914 

.... 759.57 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS 



"Uncollected January 1, 1916 
Cash paid Treasurer 
Outstanding December 31, 1916 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS 



Commitment by Assessors 
Cash paid Treasurer 
Outstanding December 31, 1916 



759.57 



759.57 


759.57 


1915 




1,731.92 






1,035.42 




696.50 


1,731.92 


1,731.92 


1916 




2,011.77 






625.28 




1,386.49 


2,011.77 


2,011.77 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS (Not Apportioned) 



Uncollected January 1, 1916 
Commitment (Park Avenue) 
Transferred to Revenue 
Abatements by Sewer Com. 

Cash paid Treasurer . 
Outstanding December 31, 1916 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

Outstanding January 1, 1916 
Sewers apportioned (Park Avenue) 
Transferred to Revenue (1916) 
Paid in full ........ 

Outstanding December 31, 1916 



3,661.93 

4,320.48 



1,994.82 
279.50 

3,879.36 

1,828.73 



7,982.41 


7,982.41 


(Apportioned) 

9,759.81 
1,994.82 


1,532.48 

206.93 

10,015.22 


11,754.63 


11,754.63 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 175 



SIDEWALK ASSESSMENTS 



Uncollected January 1, 1916 

Commitment 

Cash paid Treasurer .'• . 
Outstanding December 31, 1916 



123.82 




42.63 






56.63 




109.82 


166.45 


166.45 





COMM. OF MASS. (State Aid) 

Due from State, January 1, 1916 . . . 2,952.00 

Payments 1916 3,043.33 

Cash received from State 2,952.00 

Due from State, December 31, 1916 . . 3,043.33 



5,995.33 • 5,995.33 



COMM. OF MASS. (Military Aid) 

Due from State, January 1, 1916 . . . 70.00 

Cash received from State 35.00 

Abatement 35.00 



70.00 70.00 



COMM. OF MASS. (Soldiers' Burials) 

Due from State, January 1, 1916 . . . 50.00 

Payments 1916 100.00 

Cash received from State 50.00 

Due from State, December 31, 1916 . . 100.00 



150.00 150.00 



SOLDIERS' EXEMPTIONS 

Chapter 299, Acts 1916 
Due from State, December 1, 1916 . . 455.29 

Cash paid Treasurer 455.29 

455.29 455.29 



176 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

WATER DEPT. (Water Rates) 
Uncollected January 1, 1916 .... 300.00 

Commitments (June) . . . . , 16,379.56 

Commitments (November) 13,808.26 

Cash paid Treasurer 29,836.05 

Abatements by Water Com. . . . . 651.77 

30,487.82 30,487.82 



WATER DEPT. (Water Services) 
Outstanding January 1, 1916 .... 75.87 

Commitment 1916 1,025.57 

Cash paid Treasurer 1,009.14 

Uncollected December 31, 1916 .... 92.30 

. 1,101.44 1,101.44 



MUNICIPAL LIGHT BILLS 

Outstanding* January 1, 1916 ... . r 9,135.49 

Commitment 94,710.77 

Cash paid Treasurer 82,046.43 

Discounts allowed 12,276.67 

Outstanding December 31, 1916 . . . 9,523.16 

103,846.26 103,846.26 



TAX TITLES (Held by Town) 

Unredeemed January 1, 1916 .... 10,967.36 

Taken by town 1916 . . . . . . 1,713.73 

Redemptions 1916 988.48 

Held by town December 31, 1916 . . . 11,692.61 

12,681.09 12,681.00 



SEWER DEPT. (House Connections) 

Commitment 1916 922.80 

Cash paid Treasurer ....... 922.8# 

922.80 922.8# 

EXCISE TAX 

Commitment 1916 3,635.64 

Cash paid Treasurer . 3,635.64 

3,635.64 3,635.64 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 177 



NATIONAL BANK TAX 

Commitment 1916 ........ 3,758.40 

Cash paid Treasurer 3,758.40 

3,758.40 3,758.40 



SIDEWALK ASSESSMENTS 1916 

Commitment to Collector . . 85.25 

Cash paid Treasurer 67.60 

Outstanding December 31, 1916 . . . 17.65 

~ 85.25 85.25 



OVERLAY 1914 

Deficit, January 1, 1916 4,764.62 

Abatements 1916 . . . . . . . . 3,063.26 

Total deficit, account closed . 7,827.88 



OVERLAY 1915 

Balance January 1, 1916 . . . . . 2,970.50 

'Abatements 1916 . 4,686.51 

Deficit, December 31, 1916 ..... 1,716.01 



4,686.51 4,686.51 



OVERLAY 1916 

Overlay assessed (1916) . . . . . 10,747.00 

Abatements (1916) 5,401.68 

Balance December 31, 1916 . . . • . . 5,345.32 

10,747.00 10,747.00 



TEMPORARY LOANS 

Outstanding January 1, 1916 .... 220,000.00 

Borrowed, 1916 270,000.00 

Payments, 1916 320,000.00 

Outstanding December 31, 1916 . . . 170,000.00 

490,000.00 490,000.00 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



MODERATOR'S SALARY 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Theodore Eaton 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31, 1916 . . . 



25.00 



25.00 



FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Salary of Secretary 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Lewis J. Gordon, 12 mo. 
to Dec. 31, 1916 . . 



50.00 



50.00 



COMMITTEE EXPENSES 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 

Balance Dec 31, '16 



DEBIT 



15.00 



15.00 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 

SALARIES OF BOARD 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 

John J. Round, Chairman 

12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 
Frank H. Hackett, Sec'y 

12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 
Nathaniel E. Cutler 

12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 
John A. Meloney 

12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 
Earl H. Morton 

12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 



DEBIT 



100.00 

100.00 

100.00 

100.00 

■100.00 
500.00 



25.00 



25.00 



50.00 



50.00 



15.00 



15.00 



500.00 



500.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



179 



SELECTMEN'S EXPENSES 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 


DEBIT 




350.00 


Stationery and Postage: 


- 






C. P. Cheney . . . 


.25 






George W. Abbott . . 


3.30 






Birmingham Pen Co. . 


1.25 






H. B. McArdle . . 


.90 






T. G. O'Connell, P. M. . 


4.00 






H. M. Dolbeare 


29.50 


39.20 




Printing and Advertising: 








H. M. Dolbeare 


102.70 






Scott Printing Co. 


25.50 


128.20 




Other Expenses: 








F. E. Cutler, team 


3.00 






N. E. Tel.&Tel. Co., tel. 


36.47 






T.G. O'Connell, P.O. box 


2.40 






Adder Mach. Co., repairs 


2.28' 






J. J. Hughes, auto 


4.00 






Charles A. Peck, rings 


.50 






N. E. Cutler, per. lines 


5.00 






J. A. Meloney, per. lines 


5.00 






Amer. T. & T. Co., desk 


25.00 






J. Middleton, repair chair 


1.45 


85.10 








252.50 




Balance Dec. 31, '16 




97.50 






$ 


350.00 $ 


350.00 











ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF ACCOUNTANT 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 

Harry A. Simonds, 12 mo. 
to Dec. 31, '16 . . . 



DEBIT 



1,000.00 
1,000.00 



.1,000.00 



1,000.00 



180 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Appropriation 



ACCOUNTANT'S EXPENSES 

CREDIT 

DEBIT 



Clerk Hire: 






H. M. Miller . . . 




8.75 


Stationery and Postage: 






H. M. Dolbeare 


85.00 




W. S. Greenough Co. . 


2.32 




General Fireproof. Co. 


14.15 


101.47 


Printing and Advertising: 






Wright & Potter . . 


7.50 




H. M. Dolbeare . . 


700.94 


708.44 


■ 




818.66 


Balance Dec. 31, '16 




6.34 



825.00 



TREASURY DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF TREASURER 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



George E. Walker, 12 mo. 
to Dec. 31. '16 . . 



750.00 



Appropriation 

Stationery and Postage: 

W. S. Greenough & Co. 

The Falcon Press . 
Certification of Notes: 

C. F. Gettemy, director 
Other Expenses: 

C. F. Hartshorne & 

Son, bond .... 

Thomas Leighton, Jr., 

recording deeds 

Balance Dec. 31, '16 



825.00 



825.00 



750.00 





750.00 


750.00 


tER'S EXPENSES 




CREDIT 




350.00 


DEBIT 






30.35 






6.50 


36.85 
56.00 


> 


125.00 






45.02 


170.02 






262.87 






87.13 






350.00 


350.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



181 



COLLECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF COLLECTOR 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 

C. E. Walton, bal., 1914 

« « « « 1915 

" " " acct., 1916 



DEBIT 



50.00 

50.00 

550.00 



650.00 



COLLECTOR'S EXPENSES 



650.00 



650.0(V 



Appropriation 


DEBIT 




Stationery and Postage: 






T. G. O'Connell, P. M. 


63.72 




W. S. Greenough & Co. 


11.70 




H. B. McArdle . . . 


1.33 


76.75 


Printing and Advertising: 






H. M. Dolbeare 




71.00 


Clerk Hire: 






Clara L. Brownell . 




4.00 


Preparing Tax Bills: 






L. M. Jenkins . 


18.00 




Clara L. Brownell . 


9.00 




Gerald F. Skulley . . 


3.00 




Stanley Marshall 


3.60 




Louis P. Willey 


2.95 




Marjorie Walton . 


24.25 




Allston Van Wagner . 


2.80 


63.60 


Other Expenses: 






T.G. O'Connell, boxrent 


2.25 




C. F. Hartshorne & Son, 






collectors bond . 


225.00 




T. Eaton; exam, titles 


25.00 




Clara L. Brownell . 


,75 


253.00 



Balance Dec. 31, M.6 



468.35 
6.65 

475.00 



475.00 



475.00 



182 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ASSESSORS' DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF BOARD 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



1,400.00 



DEBIT 



Samuel T. Parker, Chairman 
12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 

George H. Stowell, Sec'y 
12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 

Charles A. Cheney 

12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 



500.00 



500.00 



400.00 



1,400.00 



1,400.00 



Appropriation 



ASSESSORS' EXPENSES 

CREDIT 

DEBIT 



1,150.00 



Clerk Hire: 

L. M. Jenkins . . . 676.96 

Clara L. Browneil . . 25.00 
Stationery and Postage: 

H. B. McArdle . . . 7.67 

B. L. Makepeace . . .80 
H. M. Dolbeare . . 25.25 
W. S. Greenough & Co. .90 
L. L. McMaster . . 1.40 

Printing and Advertising: 

A. W. Browneil . . 9.00 

H. M. Dolbeare . . 187.02 

Other Expenses: 

W.W.Bessey&Son,team 11.50 

N. E. T. & T. Co., tel. 27.62 

Light Dept, light . . 10.65 

C. E. Classen, post 

notices 2.00 

A. B. Comins, express . .15 

L. L. Applin . . . 3.27 
Auto List Pub. Co., list 

of car owners . 7.50 

W. F. Cardinale, inter. 10.00 
E. Wentworth Prescott, 

For. cor. stock holders 68.49 



701.96 



36.02 



196.02 



REPORT OF 


TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


183 


J. Middleton, rep. furn. 
C. F. Young, signs . 
Morrison - Skinner Co., 

ventilator 
S. T. Parker, blue prints 


2.35 
6.01 

1.00 
1.00 


151.54 




Balance Dec. 31, '16 


1,085.54 
64.46 






1,150.00 


1,150.00 



LEGAL DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF COUNSEL 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



M. E. S. Clemons 12 mo. 
to Dec. 31, '16 . . . 



500.00 



500.00 







500.00 


500.00 


LEGAL EXPENSES 








CREDIT 






Appropriation 


DEBIT 




865.00 


Printing and Advertising: 








The Falcon Press . 




24.00 




Witness Fees: 








H. A. Simonds . 




4.25 




Damages: 








J. J. O'Connor, Atty., 


' 






Zinck case 


116.00 






A. D. Moran, Atty., 








Muse case 


75.00 






H. H. Richardson, Atty., 








Lgt. Dept. McLaughlin case 


29.80 






I. B. Forbes, Atty, Judg. 








against Water Dept. 


356.04 


576.84 




Other Expenses: 








Bourdon studio, photos 




24.00 








629.09 




Balance Dec. 31, '16 




235.91 






• 


865.00 


865.00 



184 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



TOWN CLERK'S DEPARTMENT 



SALARY OF CLERK 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



Frederic S. Hartshorne, 
12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 



DEBIT 



300.00 



300.00 



300.00 



300.00 



TOWN CLERK'S EXPENSES 





CREDIT 




Appropriation 

■ 


DEBIT 




Clerical Services: 






L. C. Braxton, typew't'g 


.90 




L. B. Linnell, services 


41.00 




H. A. Shepard, services 


57.00 


98.90 


Recording Fees: 






Frederic S. Hartshorne 




252.70 


Stationery and Postage: 






W. S. Greenough & Co. 


17.66 




Library Bureau 


2.06 




H. M. Dolbeare 


15.00 




H. M. Meserve & Co. . 


2.25 




Rem'gt'n Typew't'r Co. 


3.50 




H. B. McArdle . . . 


3.60 




L. L. McMaster . 


1.50 




Carter's Ink Co. 


2.20 




T. G. O'Connell . . 


8.00 


55.77 


Printing and Advertising: 






George W Abbott . 


19.50 




H. M. Dolbeare 


18.50 




Library Bureau 


1.24 


39.24 


Other Expenses: 






T. G. O'Connell, P.O. box 


2.80 




W. W. Hartwell, M.D., 






birth returns 


.25 




A. B. Comins, express 


.57 




C. F. Hartshorne & Son, 






bond .... 


4.00 




C. E. Classen, posting 






notices . . 


2.00 




H. M. Dolbeare, binding 


3.50 





500.00 



REPORT OF 


TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


185 


C. A. Peck, type, suppl. 


3.50 






F. E. Edwards, keys . 


1.20 






G. H. Taylor, wrench . 


.90 






Amer. Ex. Co., express 


.32 






Lib. Bureau, steel trays 


17.75 






Ideal Vent. Co., vent. 


3.50 


40.29 








486.90 




Balance Dec. 31, '16 




13.10 








500.00 


500.00 










VITAL STATISTICS 






r 


CREDIT 






Appropriation 


DEBIT 




150.00 


Richard Button, birth ret. 


21.75 






C E. Montague, " 


8.00 






J. W. Heath, 


13.75 






E. H. Wells, 


7.00 


50.50 




W. H. Butler, death ret. 


12.00 






Oliver Walton 


15.50 






J. T. Stringer, 


4.00 






O. H. Fessenden, " 


7.25 


38.75 






i 


89.25 




Balance Dec. 31, '16 




60.75 








150.00 


150.00 











ELECTION & REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF REGISTRARS 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 315.00 

DEBIT 

Fred E. Bunker, Chairman, 12 

mo. to Dec. 31, '16 ... . 75.00 

Frederic S. Hartshorne, Sec'y, 12 

mo. to Dec. 31, '16 ... . 90.00 

James F. Curley, 

12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 . . . 75.00 

Patrick J. Kelley 

12 mo. tc Dec. 31, '16 . . . 75.00 

315.00 315.00 



186 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION EXPENSES 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 885.00 

DEBIT 
Payroll election officers .... 527.50 

Stationery and Postage: 

H. B. McArdle 2.50 

H. M, Dolbeare 6.25 8.75 

Printing and Advertising: 

George W Abbott .... 29.25 

H. M. Dolbeare ...... 140.20 169.45 

Meals: 

C. W. Carpenter, dinners 

Registrars (Nov.) . . . 9.00 

Grattan li aking Co. suppers 
Election officers 107.25 116.25 

Other Expenses: 

G. F Leach, labor on booths . 12.00 

P. Corbett, carting ballot box . 6.00 

J. J. Hughes, use of auto . . 3.00 

G. W. Couillard, services . . 7.34 

George H. Taylor, supplies . . 1.26 

E. I. Purrington, labor on booths 20.00 
W. P. Mansfield, care of booths 6.50 

L. C. Braxton, typewriting . . 1.00 57.10 

879.05 
Balance Dec. 31, '16 . . . 5.95 

885.00 885.00 



TOWN HALL 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 

Transfer from Reserve Fund . 

Overdraft 

DEBIT 

Wages: 

H. S. Parker, janitor 1916 . . 1,000.00 



4,300.00 

925.00 

18.8* 



I. N. Hellyar, vacation janitor 



30.00 1,030.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



187 



Fuel: 

Curley Brothers .... 705.56 

Killorin Contracting Co. . . . 7.38 712.94 

Light: 

Municipal Light Dept. ... 632.81 

Janitors' Supplies: 

G. H. Worcester & Co., supplies 10.55 

H. W. Drury & Co. dis'fect., etc. 29.85 

Somervilie Brush Co., mops, etc. 11.95 

G. H. Taylor, suppl. & repairs 40.63 

H. I. Dallman Co., brushes . . 7.42 

P. H. LeBrocq, scrub cloths . 2.72 

Radium Chemical Co., cleanser 3.18 

H. M. Dolbeare, calendar, etc. . 2.50 

0. E. Sheldon, disinfect. . . 6.00 114.80 

Repairs: 

J. W. Mclnnis, electrical work . 127.29 

G. H. Taylor, boiler, etc. . . . 933.13 

H. A. Feindel, repairs etc . . 152.69 

Otto Johnson, painting . . . 256.96 

W. A. Prescott, repairs . . . 207.28 

E. E. Biggs, weather strips . . 220.20 

H. S Parker, flagpole rope, rep. 4.00 

John Middleton, chair repairing 1.10 

E. I. Purrington, labor on stage 1.25 

Dana Dudley, repairs . . . 6.15 

Payroll, cementing cellar . . 45.63 ' 1,955.68 

Illuminated Clock: 

Howard Clock Co., dials, etc . 320.00 

Smith & Anthony Co., weights 5.50 

H. A. Feindel, repairs . . . 189.01 

J. W. Mclnnis, wiring . . . 93.00 

Cloudman & Ramey, painting . 14.50 622.01 

Other Expenses: 

N. E. Supply Co., laundry . . 4.00 

Hale Mason, wire 1.50 

A. B. Comins, express . . . 1.70 

George H. Taylor, supplies . 25.27 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co., telephone . 6.90 

Edward Caldwell, table . . . 4.50 

J. W. Mclnnis, electrical work 4.71 



188 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



C. G. Morrill Ice Co., ice 

F. E. Cutler, matches 
Nat. Coat & Apron Co., laundry 
Edw. B. Nye, care of piano . 
Water Dept., water rates 
Chas. Doyle, labor on grounds 
Cotter's Express, express 
Falcon Press Co., signs . 
IV. E. Simms, boiler inspection 

G. W. Abbott, printing . 
Light Dept., sundries 
H. A. Feindel, repairs . 
J. Middleton, furniture repair 



14.25 

4.50 

7.00 

10.00 

60.00 

7.50 

.25 

4.00 

9.00 

5.35 

1.00 

2.31 

1.90 



175.64 



5,243.88 5,243.88 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 

DEBIT 
Salaries and Wages: 

J. J. Pollard, Chief, 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31, '16 .... ^ 1,200.00 

James A. McFadden, 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31, '16 1,098.00 

Lincoln S. Tainter, 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31, '16 969.00 

Frank H. Robinson, 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31, '16 1,098.00 

Fred J. Black, 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31, '16 1,098.00 

John A. Peterson, 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31, '16 1,098.00 

Joseph L. Preston, 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31. '16 . . . . . . 1,098.00 6,459.00 

Other Officers: 

Henry DeRoach 107.25 

Eugene P. McDonnell . . . 112.35 

William G. Carley .... 506.05 

• A. P. Butler 587.85 

A. H. Gould 15.55 

John G. Gates 116.20 

W. A. Shaw . . . . . 8.85 



10,475.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



189 



Joseph Fazio 

W. W. Smith 

W. H. Murray . . 
George DeRoach ... 

Various persons (July 4th) 

Equipment for Men: 

M. Linsky & Bro. . . . 

G. H. Taylor 

Edw. S. Hitchcock . . . 

A. Butler 

Jos. W. Mclnnis .... 
Stationery, Printing and Postage: 

H. M. Dolbeare . . 

H. B. McArdle .... 

Geo. W. Abbott .... 

L. L, McMaster .... 
Telephones: 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. . 

Maintenance of Buildings 

G. W. Beasley . . 
H. A. Feindel . . 

W. A. Prescott 
Jos. W. 'Mclnnis 
John Middleton . 
G. H. Taylor . . 
G. H. Worcester & Co. 
J. S. Round & Co. 
Reading Laundry 
Use of Auto: 

Joseph J. Hughes . 
Sear's Garage . . 
Charles J. Martin . 

Other Expenses: 

A. C. Verge, oil 

Bourdon Studio, photos 
James J. Pollard, misc. expense 
Auto List Pub. Co., auto list 
A. A. Boothby, blankets, etc. 
G. H. Taylor, supplies 
Charles E. Montague, services . 



21.00 
23.90 
15.40 
12.30 
92.70 

27.98 
1.25 

19.88 

.65 

1.00 

101.21 
14.94 
33.08 
23.95 



3.60 
2.33 

38.72 

8.00 

.70 

11.96 
2.80 
8.00 
1.00 

95.63 

6.00 

34.85 

3.81 
7.00 
46.81 
13.00 
11.00 
11.82 
5.00 



1,619.40 



50.76 



173.18 



329.12 



77.11 



136.48 



190 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Wanamaker & Feindel, stakes 
J. A. O'Leary, services 
Am. Express Co., express . 
Barbour, Stockwell Co., traffic 
sign ...... 

C. F. Young, signs 
H. A. Feindel, cabinet 
A. B. Comins, express 
C. L. Sopher, services 
A. C. Saunders, photos 
Bowser & Co., cheese cloth 
Traffic Sign Co., signs 
W. A. Prescott, equipment 
H. M. Dolbeare, printing . 
Ernest Mortimer, meals for 

persons .... 
H. L. Bond Co., rope 
G. W. Beasley, cans 
Bonney & Button, malted milk 
James E. McManuis, teaming . 



22.00 
7.50 
2.37 



14.60 
3.00 

1.10 

3.75 

4.00 

1.00 

21.50 

2.36 

2.00 

21.40 

8.72 

.45 

1.23 

1.00 



225.42 



Balance, December 31, 1916 



10,270.47 
204.53 



10,475.00 • 10,475.00 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF ENGINEERS 

CREDIT 
Appropriation $1,475.00 

DEBIT 
William E. Cade, Chief, 12 mo. 

Dec. 31, '16 1,200.00 

Edward S. Jacob, Sec'y, 12 mo. 

Dec. 31, '16 150.00 

Henry A. Feindel, 12 mo. 

Dec. 31, '16 ...... 125.00 

1,475.00 1,475.00 



/ 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



191 



•epartment Expenses 



CREDIT 

Appropriations . 

DEBIT 
Permanent Men: 

William H. Tyzzer, 12 mo. to 
Dec. 31, '16 

F. Leach, 12 mo. to 
31, '16 ...... 



George 
Dec. 

W. P 
Dee. 

F. L. 
Dec. 



Oliver, 
3i, '16 
Graham, 
31, '16 
C. E. Jacob, 12 
31, '16 . . 



12 mo. to 



12 mo. to 



mo. to Dec. 



1,072.00 
1,072.00 
1,072.00 



1,072.00 



1,059.00 



Call Men, 1916 3,587.68 



Other Employees 
Horse Hire: 

George E Bruorton .... 
Motor Apparatus Expenses: 

Edward A. Elder, gasoline . 
Reading Vulcanizing Plant, re- 
pair on tires 

Wakefield Harness Co, search 

light, case, etc. .... 
Standard Oil Co., gasoline, etc. . 
Jos. J. Hughes, repairs and 

nuto supplies 

Sewell Cushion Wheel Co., 

auto wheels 

Beacon Motor Car Co., repairs . 
Smith & Anthony Co., auto parts 
Peter L. Thompson, repairs 
Grant Gear Works, repairs 
American Express, express 
J. Wallace Grace, supplies 
Jos. Palmer, auto repairs 
Cashin & Boyle Spec. Co 

vulcanizer .... 
A. L. Philbrick, fender 

F. & F. Co., vulcanite . . 
Wanamaker & Feindel, repairs 
Wm. E. Cade, petty cash 
Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co., repairs 

G. M. Kelly, repairs . 



45.08 



1.00 

2.50 

5.60 
150.40 

330.00 

522.50 
33.05 
1.50 
30.34 
39.50 
.72 
12.75 
32.00 

2.00 
12.20 

2.94 
12.71 
17.55 

2.00 

4.50 



16,257,14 



5,347.00 
3,632.76 

16.00 



192 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Grether Fire Equip. Co., 

searchlight 12.50 

F. F Fitts Mfg. & Supply Co. 

cotton waste 9.41 

Wakefield Motor Tire Re.-Co., 

repairs . 20.00 

Edw. S. Hitchcock, batteries, 

repairs . 5,84 

George H. Taylor, supplies . . 1.50 

Buckeye Jack Mfg. Co., repairs . .76 

Junction Market, oil .... 4.40 

Pettingill & Andrews, magneto . 7.30 1,277.47 
Equipment and Repairs: 

American Fire Engine Co., 

chemical tanks 30.00 

Stuart-Howland Co., exting'shers 6.00 

Knight & Thomas, nozzle . . 52.41 

Dan. E. Fessenden, polish . . 11.10 
Boston Woven Hose & Rubber 

Co., hose, etc 596.00 

Cotter's Express, express . . 3.00 

Boston Belting Co., hose . . . 223.44 

Simms Pdwe. Co., vise . . . 3.75 

Comm. of Mass., soda . . . 8.90 

W. E. Simm, boiler supplies . . 10.00 

Light Dept., light .63 

O. F. Kress & Son, hose clamp . 8.00 

Braman, Bow & Co., tools "\ . 2.99 956.22 

Water Rates: 

Water service 66.00 

235 hydrants at $15 ... 3,525.00 3,591.00 

Fuel and Light: 

Curley Bros 125.16 

Wakefield Coal Supply Co. . . 18.56 
Thomas Hickey ...... 231.90 

Mun. Light Dept 112.07 

L. E. Bennett 16.75 504.44 

Maintenance Building and Grounds: 

Robert W. Home, whitening . 15.50 

Sanitas Mfg. Co., supplies . . 14.18 

H. A. Fein del, repairs . . . 63.11 

Jas. W. Findlay Co., repairs . 9.00 

J. Wallace Grace, supplies . . 8.87 

R. T. Lapp, repairs .... 3.50 

Geo. H. Taylor, supplies . . 67.74 

Jos. W. Mclnnis, repairs . . 10.22 

Jas. J. Millerick, painting . . 134.25 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



193 



C. F. Young repairs . . . 2.00 

Jos. W. Russell, clock repairing . 1.50 

Wm. T. McAlpine, roof repairing 15.69 

Wm. E. Cade, petty cash . . . 1.81 

Crosby St. Gage & Valve Co., gage 4.50 

Smith & Anthony, sundries . . 4.05 

Morrison Merrill, boiler repair . 57.41 

Rund Mfg. Co., repairs . . . 1.71 

Edw. S. Hitchcock, batteries . . .50 

George M. Kelly, repairs . . 1.85 

Chas. W. West, . crash . . . 1.75 

Edw. Caldwell, mattress . . . 18.00 

Bowser & Co., blankets . . . 7.00 

Wakefield Laundry, laundry . . 26.15 

Dan. E. Fessenden, polish . . 2.50 

Mary Surley, rent (Mont.) . 71.40 

Volunteer Library Ass'n, rent . 150.00 
Standard Oil Co., floor dressing . 1.50 

J. F. Cobb & Son, wire . . . 2.44 

Kenneth Odiorne, janitor . . 16.66 

E. & F. King Co., disinfectant . 4.50 
W. G. Carley, moving ashes . 1.20 
Geo. W. Eaton, supplies . . 9.16 
W. E. Simm, boiler inspection . 5.00 
Dana Dudley, repairs ... .60 

F. E. Fitts Mfg. & Supply Co. 
cotton waste . . . 

E. E. Lee, sundries .... 
Stationary, Printing and Postage: 

H. M. Dolbeare, printing 

Mary Hurley, typewriting . 
Telephone: 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co 

Other Expenses:. . . 

W. E. Cade, petty cash 

A. B. Comins, express 

Wakefield Ice Co., ice 

G. H. Taylor, sundries 
H. A. Feindel, repairs, etc. 
American Ex. Co., express 
Lakeside Cem. Corp., care of lot 
Bonr.ey Kl Dutton, oil ... 

Balance December 31, 1916 



9.40 

5.74 

12.65 
2.00 



10.92 
2.30 
4.19 
2.98 
3.00 
.70 
2.00 
.35 



750.39 

14.65 
104.38 



26.44 



16,220.75 
36.39 



16,257.14 16,257.14 



194 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



MOTH DEPARTMENT 

CREDIT 

Appropriation $ 5,000.00 

DEBIT 
Salary and Wages: 

W. W. Whittredge, Supt. . . 

Labor as per payrolls 

Insecticides: 

Comm. cf Mass 

State Forester .... 

Hardware and Tools: 

American Oil & Gas Co., cans 
G. H. Taylor, brushes 
W. M. Farwell, hose . . 
Comm. of Mass., tools 
Wanamsker & Feindel, rods 
Other Expenses: 

W. S. Greenough & Co., books, etc 
L. M. Jenkins, clerical services 
Fitzhenry-Guptill Co., repairs 
Stephen B. Church, repairs . 
Geo. H. Taylor, sundries 

A. B. Comins, express 

J. H. Bates & Son, repairs 

W. H. Frawley, teaming 

G. S. Saunders & Co., batteries 

T. E. Giles, repairs 

A. P. Small, oil skin coats 

Wanamaker & Feindel, repairs 

J. Wallace Grace, sundries 

Bates Garage, repairing machine 

Amer. Oil & Gas Co., gasoline 

G. F. O'Connell Co., repairs . 

H. M. Dolbeare, advertising . 

C. F. Hartshorne, insurance . 

Killorin Con. Co., teaming 

Charles S. Knowles, sharpening 



Balance December 31, 1916 



583.50 




. 2,301.99 


2,885.49 


520.01 




5.63 


525.64 


7.50 


' 


1.44 




85.00 




21.28 


* 


2.50 


117.72 


;. 4.59 




3.00 




12.15 




7.52 




14.08 




1.90 




7.45 




1.00 




10.00 




2.50 




20.00 




10.75 




4.84 




e 2.65 




45.00 




.5.0 




8.27 




14.40 




1.50 




1.80 


173.90 




3,702.75 


, 1916 


1,297.25 


5,000.00 5,000.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



195 



SEALER OF W. & M. DEPT. 

SALARY OF SEALER 

CREDIT 

Appropriation $ 

DEBIT 
Albert A. Mansfield, 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31, 1916 $ 100.00 



DEBIT 

Chas. E. Classen, Ass't Warden, '15 10.00 

" " " Ass't Warden, '16 10.00 

Labor as per payrolls .... 148.23 168.23 

Apparatus: 

Comm. of Mass., pumps . . . 21.00 



Balance December 31, 1916 



189.23 

85.77 



100.00 







100.00 


100.00 


Department Expenses 






CREDIT 














75.00 


DEBIT 








Henry Morgan, Ass't Sealer 




12.00 




Printing and Advertising: 




* 






5.64 








7.65 


13.29 




Other Expenses: 








W. G. Skinner, express 


1.00 






W. W. Bessey, use of team 


23.00 






C. Latimer, use of team . 


1.00 






Jas. Ryan, steel stamps . 


11.00 






R. Woodman Mfg. Co., wires 


3.50 






Bonney & Dutton, graduate 


.45 






W & L. E. Gurley, brass yard stick 


7.15 






American Ex. Co., express 


.59 




• 


George K. Taylor, oil . . . 


.25 


47.94 




- 


73.23 




Balance December 31, 1916 


N DE 


1.77 






75.00 


75.00 








FOREST WARDE 


PT. 




CREDIT 














275.00 



275.00 



275.00 



196 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS DEPT. 

CREDIT 

Appropriation - 500.00 

DEBIT 
Cornelius Donovan, salary, 12 

mo. to Dec. 31, 1916 . . . 500.00 



500.00 500.00 



RIFLE RANGE ACCOUNT 

CREDIT 







400.00 


DEBIT 
B. S. M. R. Asso., use range 1915 
" " " " » " range, 1916 
" " "■ yj " " room . . 


91.26 

159.75 

40.00 




Balance December 31, 1916 


291.01 
108.99 






400.00 


400.00 









TREE WARDEN DEPT. 

SALARY OF WARDEN 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 25.00 

DEBIT 
F. T. Woodbury 25.00 



25.00 25.00 



Department Expenses 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 575.00 

DEBIT 
Wages as per payrolls .... 462.12 

Other Expenses: 

Killorin Con. Co., use of team . 104.50 
Wanamaker & Feindel, repairs . 6.90 111.40 

573.52 
Balance December 31, 1916 1.48 



575.00 575.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 197 



ACCIDENT COMPENSATION ACCOUNT 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 2,000.00 

DEBIT 

Frank McGlory, wages . . . 170.00 

C. L. Sopher, M. D., services . 10.00 

Charles Dutton, M. D., services . 17.00 



197.00 
Balance December 31, 1916 1,803.00 



2,000.00 2,000.06 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

SALARIES OF BOARD 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 100.00 

DEBIT 

Joseph W. Heath, Ch'm, 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31, 1916 . . . . . 33.34 

A. D. Jenkins, Sec'y> 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31, 1916 33.33 

David Taggart, 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31, 1916 , 33.33 



100.00 100.09 



INSPECTOR OF PLUMBING 

CREDIT 

Appropriation . . . . . 600.00 

DEBIT 
David Taggart, 12 mo. to Dec. 

Dec. 31, 1916 600.00 



600.00 600.00 



INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 200.00 

DEBIT 

Palmer Corbett, 12 mo. to Dec. 

31, 1916 200.00 



200.00 200.00 



198 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



INSPECTOR OF MILK 
CREDIT 

Appropriation 

DEBIT 
Carl M. Smith, 12 mo. to Dec. 
31, 1916 ....... 



200.00 



200.00 



200.00 



200.00 



COLLECTION OF GARBAGE 

CREDIT 
Appropriation 

DEBIT 
Thomas I. Poan, 12 mo. to Dec. 

1, 1915 to Dec. 1, 1916 . . . 1,200.00 



1,200.00 



1,200.00 1,200.00 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 
CREDIT 

Appropriation 

Refund . 

DEBIT 
Printing and Advertising: 

Geo. W. Abbott .... 

H. M. Dolbeare .... 

Hobbs & Warren .... 
Contagious Diseases: 

E. II. Wells, services . 

Morse A. Esner, clothing . 

Geo. T. Perkins, loss of wages 

Melrose Hospital, board 

City of Maiden, board 

Mass. Homeopathic Hosp., board 

City of Haverhill, board . 

City of Boston, board 

Town of Reading, board . 

Richard Dutton, services 

H. A. Feindel, teaming 

Hobbs & Warren, record book 

Guy McLain, use of auto . 

Jos. J. Hughes, use of auto 

Geo. W. Abbott, printing 

American Express, express 
Tuberculosis Expenses: 

C. L. Sopher, services 

State Board of Charity, board 

Northrup Hotel, board . . 



3,960.00 
2.51 



21.40 
1.25 
1.06 

12.25 

8.75 

35.00 

142.86 

651.84 

64.50 

160.00 

54.29 

129.29 

28.50 

1.11 

4.12 

16.00 

4.00 

2.00 

2.67 

1.50 

67.00 
5.00 



23.71 



1,317.18 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



199 



Charming House, board . . . 48.50 

Mrs. T. Sweetser, board . . 95.00 

Rutland State San., board . . 22.28 

Lakevilie State San., treatment 188.57 

Ellen McMammin, rent . . . 100.00 

S. E. Ryder & Co., medicine . 12.70 

Comra. of Mass., board . . . 53.00 

No. Reading State San., board . 72.00 

Various Persons, aid . . . 75.00 

Dispensary Expenses: 

Light Dept., light .... 1.37 

Geo. H. Taylor, rent and supplies 150.75 

Bonney & Dutton, hospital suppl's 56.45 

Visiting Nurse Ass'n, services . 506.67 

John Flanley estate, rent . . 37.50 

J. W. Heath, Phys. to Dispensary 200.00 

W. H. Frawley, moving furniture 6.00 

Mrs. T. Sweetser, rent . . . 4.00 

Guy McLain, use of auto . . 3.50 

Morse A. Esner clothing . . 13.50 

W. H. Frawley, teaming . . 3.00 

Chas. F. Young, signs . . . 7.00 

Mary Holmes, cleaning office . . .75 

Sanitary Inspector: 
David Taggart, services . 

Fumigation: 

A. D. Jenkins, services . . . 159.00 
International Chemical Co., 

germ destroyer . . . . . 63.94 

Burying Cats and Dogs: 
Various persons . . . ... 

Inspection of Meat: 
James R. Reid, services . 

Other Expenses: 
H. M. Dolbeare, printing (milk 

inspector) 1.75 

W. E. Knox, pipe Broad- 
way Brook 115.40 

Geo. L. Flint, signs .... 6.00 
Various persons, cleaning 

Broadway Brook .... 75.00 

W. W. Wilder, signs .... 2.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 



740.55 



990.49 
94.15 

222.94 

15.50 

216.25 



200.15 



3,820.92 
141.59 



3,962.51 3,962.51 



200 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Appropriation 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF SUPT. OF STREETS 

CREDIT 



DEBIT 



O. H. Starkweather, 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31, '16 . . . . 

Balance Dec. 31, '16 



1,766.67 
233.33 



2,000.00 



2,000.00 2,000.00 



i DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 

Refund (Hildreth Granite Co.) 

DEBIT 

Harold M. Miller, Clerk 

Office Expenses: 

A. H. Thayer, supplies . . 1.10 
Municipal Journal subscrip 3.00 
Good Roads, magazine . . 1.00 

B. L. Makepeace, supplies . 7.79 
G. W. Abbott, printing . .> 16.75 

C. F. Young, sign . . . 1.00 
Brown-Howland Co., stat. . 1.37 
H. M. Dolbeare, printing . 3.00 

Labor and Teams: 

Labor as per payrolls . . 3,510.32 

Teams as per payrolls . . 1,190.44 

Equipment and Repairs: 

George H. Taylor, supplies . 6.00 

R. B. McKim, shovels . . - 14.00 

A. W. Chesterton & Co., rep. 13.27 

H. L. Bond Co., supplies . 107.41 

Buffalo St. Roller Co., rep. . 6.50 

N. E. Road Machine Co. 

snow plows, repairs, etc. 536.75 

A. G. Tomasello, steel car 35.00 

O'Brien Awning Co., cloth 3.60 



16,440.00 
17.00 



295.19 



35.01 



4,700.76 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 201 

H. A. Feindel, repairs . 123.47 ■„ 

G. T. Stoddard, tar tank . 15.00 

Wanamaker & Feindel, rep 50.55 

G. H. Dyer Co., repairs . . 4.00 

Puritan Iron Works, grates . 31.50 

W. E. Sims, boiler insp. . 5.00 

Boston Belting Co., belt . 6.75 

H. I. Dallman & Co., brooms 29.40 

Curry Bros. Oil Co., hose . 9.80 

J. W. Grace, supplies . . .59 

Cambridge Iron Works, rep. 1.75 

Wake. Plan. Mill Co., rep. 1.95 

J. B. Hunter Co., blocks, etc. 3.50 

Grant Gear Works, repairs . 21.40 

Butts & Ordway Co., tools, 

etc. ...... 2.85 

J. Laybolt, supplies . . . * 4.51 
Crosby St. Gage & Valve Co. 

repairs . .... 5.85 

B. L. Makepeace, repairs . 1.50 

C. A. Claflin Co., hose . . 5.10 
J. Eisenmann & Co. brooms 8.00 

E.W. Nash, supplies . . 10.04 1,065.04 
■Stable Expenses: 

W. H. Grant, shoeing . . 30.65 

Wakefield Harness Co., sup. 6.90 

L. H. Kirk, grain ... 249.96 

Curley Bros., grain, etc. . . 167.65 

W. B. Hurd, medicine . . 50 

Palmer Corbett, services . 4.50 

Butts & Ordway Co., 

horse shoes .... 12.04 

A. C. Verge, supplies . . .78 

T. E. Giles, shoeing . . 1.45 

Water Dept, water rates . 4.00 478.43 
Street Patrol (Wakefield Square): 

Labor as per payrolls . . 740.37 

Ames Plow Co., wheelbarrow 12.00 752.37 
Sidewalks and Curbing: 

Labor as per payrolls . . 1,907.92 

Teams as per payrolls . . 620.50 

The Barrett Co., tarvia . . 152.00 



202 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Standard Oil, -oil . . . 10.50 

J. C. Kallenberg, cor. stone 2,25 

Wakefield Light Dept., tar . 181.91 

H. A. Feindel, lumber . . 3.91 

Killorin Contract. Co., wood 4.50 

Geo. H. Taylor, sundries . 13.16 

Hildreth Granite Co., curb. 367.93 

Boston&Maine R.R., freight 17.00 3,281.58 

Snow and Ice Removal: 

Labor as per payrolls . . 1,042.35 

Teams as per payrolls . . 1,479.24 

Killorin Con. Co., repairs . 2.00 
Wanamaker & Feindel, 

repairs, etc 7.50 2,531.09 

Street Signs: 

Wanamaker & Feindel, 

repairs, etc 10.00 

Various persons, payroll . 5.00 

Traffic Signs Co., signs . . 23.90 38.90 

Oil: 

Standard Oil Co., road oil 608.67 

John Baker Co., " " 494.70 

B. & M. R.R., demurrage . 10.00 
Alden Speares Sons Co., 

road oil . . . . , 278.54 1,391.91 

All Other General Expenses: 

N. E. T. & T. Co., tel. . . 16.86 

Standard Oil Co., oil and gas. 67.05 

Wake. Mun. Lt. Plant, coke 1.25 

Barrett Mfg. Co., tarvia . 855.45 

A. B. Comins, express . . 6.11 

B. & M. R.R., fgt. & demur. 84.92 
American Ex. Co., express . 11.12 
Curley Bros, weighing . . .20 
E. S. Hitchcock, batteries . .83 
Wake. Water Dept., water 

for troughs, rates, etc. 330.00 

E. F. Masterson, boiler insp. 10.00 

H. A. Feindel, supplies . 18.57 

J. C. Iide, Com. insurance 13.59 

J. Laybolt, supplies . . 2.30 

A. Speare's Sons Co., oils 29.52 

John Toomey, coal . . . 6.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 203 



H. L. Bond Co., boots . 
Geo. H. Taylor, supplies 
C. E. Walton, Paym. ('16) 

B. L. Makepeace, tape rep. 
American Tar Co., tar . 

G. P. Anderson & Co., waste 

J. Breck & Son, motor parts 

J. W. Grace, supplies . 
Brown-Howland Co., stat. 
Wake. Coal Supply Co., coal 

C. J. Martin, motorcycle use 
J. J. Hughes, auto rep, etc. 
Wake. Motor Tire Re. Co., 

auto shoe . . 
W. B. Hurd, vaseline . 
Rena Hawkesworth, gravel 
W. J. Lee, gravel 

Balance Dec. 31, '16 



9.40 




12.48 




65.00 




.59 




110.51 




14.63 




1.00 




8.36 




.55 




49.73 




11.55 




129.88 




14.50 




.73 




6.00 




1.40 


1,886.08 




16,456.36 




.64 




16,457.00 16,457.00 







"LOWELL STREET" CONSTRUCTION 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, '16 . . . 14.98 

Appropriation .... 6,000.00' 

DEBIT 
Labor and Teams: 

Labor as per payrolls . . 2,934.87 

Teams as per payrolls . . 1,063.41 3,998.28 

Material: 

Barrett Mfg. Co., tarvia . 934.54 

H. L. Bond Co., tools & sup. 80.18 

A. A. Butler, twine . . 1.40 

Standard Oil Co., gasoline . 183.32 

H. A. Feindel, gravel, etc. 75.86 

Boston&Maine R.R., freight .25 
A. Speare's Sons Co., oils, 

etc. . . . . • . . 12.05 

G. S. Saunders Co., batteries 4.50 

Curley Bros., coal . . . 11.50 

G. H. Taylor, sundries . . 4.54 

Edw. Winkler, stone . . 9.30 



204 TOWN OF 


WAKEFIELD 




J. W. Grace, sundries . 


1.50 






Killorin Contracting Co. . 


5.00 






Ezra Gowing, stone 


5.00 






J. J. Hughes, labor and rep. 


22.92 






M. G. West, stone . 


16.35 






A. S. West, stone . 


9.00 






Junius Beebe, stone & grav. 


184.50 


1,561.71 
5,559.99 




Balance Dec. 31, '16 




454.99 






6,014.98 


6,014.98 


"MAIN STREET" 


CONSTRUCTION 




CREDIT 






Balance Jan. 1, '16 






.88 


Appropriation .... 






6,000.00 



DEBIT 



Labor and Teams: 

Labor as per payrolls . 
Teams as per payrolls . 

Material: 

N. E. Road Machine Co., 

steel dies, repairs 
Boston& Maine R.R., freight 
H. L. Bond Co., supplies 
Barrett Co., tarvia . 
A. A. Butler, twine . 
Buffalo Steam Roller Co., 

grate bar, repairs 
Curry Bros. Oil Co., suppl. 
Boston Belting Co., supplies 
Butts & Ordway Co., iron 
American Ex. Co., express . 
Ingersoll ,& Sargent Drill 

Co., repairs 
G. H. Taylor, sundries . 
J. J. Hughes, repairs . 
Braman, Dow Co., repairs 
John Toomey, coal . 
A. Speare's Sons Co., oil 

Balance Dec. 31, '16 



716.24 
11.25 



118.10 
15.06 

47.74 

66.00 

1.10 

13.29 

19.56 

17.15 

4.20 

.93 

1.21 

1.37 

6.95 

7.65 

12.60 

17.00 



727.49 



349.91 



1,077.40 
4,923.48 



6,000.88 6,000.88 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



205 



POOR DEPARTMENT 

SALARIES OF BOARD 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



300.00 



DEBIT 



Hugh Connell, Chairman, 
12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 . 

Albert D. Gate, Secretary, 
12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 . 

George E. Zwicker 

12 mo. to Dec. 31. '16 . 



100.00 



100.00 



100.00 



300.00 



300.00 



SALARY OF CLERK 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



75.00 



DEBIT 



Daniel H. Regan, 12 mo. 
Dec. 31, '16 ... . 



to 



75.00 



75.00 



75.00 



DEPARTMENT 


EXPENSES 


CRED 


IT 


Appropriation . 




DEBIT 


Stationery, Printing and Postage: 




W. S. Greenough & Co., 






6.00 


G. W. Abbott, printing . 


5.75 


Hobbs & Warren, supplies . 


9.86 


N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co., tel. 


.36 


Hugh Connell, dept. expenses 


4.00 


H. M. Dolbeare, printing . 


6.00 


Other Administration Expenses: 




N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co., tel. 


18.54 


Hugh Connell, dept. expenses 


9.64 


F. D. Whitney, auto hire 


2.50 


Groceries and Provisions: 




W. C. Walker .... 


398.09 


Gaspaire D'Agata 


72.50 


J. P. Lydon 


5.00 


City of Lynn, 


69.13 



13,000.00 



31.97 



30.68 



206 TOWN 


OF WAKEFIELD 


Pasquale Leone . . 


16.00 




F. DeVito .... 


14.00 




A. W. Achoriv .... 


180.61 




Joseph Sullo . . - . 


16.00 




W. H. Eaton . . . 


2.00 




Hatch & Eaton . 


65.07 




T. J. Paon .... 


18.28 




G. T. Carlson . . . 


16.06 


872.74 


Coal and Wood: 










123.55 


State Institutions: 






Commonwealth of "Mass. 




154.72 


Medicine and Medical Attenc 


ance: 




W. B. Hurd, medicine & sup 


12.29 


- 


Visit. Nurse Ass'n, services 37.90 




, Mass. Gen. Hospital, board 


61.46 




Richard Button, services 


1.50 




J. W. Heath, services . 


48.25 




E. H. Wells, services 


49.25 




Bonney & Button, drugs 


3.28 




C. E. Montague, services 


10.00 




Ellen H. Mitchell, nurse 


7.00 




Amelia Billingham, nurse 


23.57 




Marie Malmquist, nurse 


15.00 




F. T. Woodbury, services 


19.50 




Maiden Hospital, board . 


40.50 




Children's Hospital, care 


17.00 




Melrose Hospital, board 


27.00 


373.50 


Board and Care: 






Various persons 


407.00 




Hattie M. Hardaker 


180.00 




Annie Fogarty .... 


110.87 




City of Boston .... 


143.86 




City of Haverhill . . . 


46.06 




Mrs. George Morgan 


130.73 




Mrs. Peter Smythe . 


3.00 




H. A. Creelman .... 


81.43 


1,102.95 


Rent: 

Ellen McManimen . 


10.00 




James A. Coleman . 


130.00 




Joseph Rich 


14.00 




Pasquale Leone . 


21.00 




William A. Hickey . 


11.0.00 




J. E. Purdy . . 


8.00 


293.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



207 



All Other: , 

Elite Qual. Shop, shoes, etc. 152.23 

0. H. Fessenden, 

burial service, etc. . . 35.00 



W. G 


. Skinner, transport 


.50 


E. Caldwell, matresses . 


17.00 


N. E. 


Tel. & Tel. Co., tel 


7.74 


Guy McLain, auto hire . 


5.0p 


Bowser & Co., dry goods, etc. 27.48 


C. W. 


West, clothing, etc. . 


2.33 


Peoples Clo. Store, suit, etc 


6.75 


0. Maroney, cutting hair . 


2.00 


A. F. 


Small, clothing . 


1.25 


F. N. 


Joslin, clothing . 


10.00 


W. H 


., Butler, burial serv 


30.00 


Town 


of Wake. open, grave 4.00 


J. Schreider, coats . 


5.50 


Hugh Connell, dept. expense 1.00 


Relief by Other Cities and Towns: 


City 


of Woburn 


114.33 


a 


" Haverhill . 


6.40 


a 


" Boston 


208.45 


a 


" Lynn . - . 


50.00 


a 


" Somerville 


93.17 


« 


" Melrose 


12.29 


it 


" Maiden . , 


67.50 


a 


" Salem . . 


114.00 


a 


" Cambridge 


9.09 


Town 


" Revere 


6.32 


a 


" Saugus 


14.50 


a 


" Reading . 


4.67 


Mothers' 


Aid by Town of Wal 


>:efie!d: 


Various persons 


3,413.65 


City of Cambridge . 


60.87 5 




ALMSHO 


USE EXPENSES 


Superintendent 


637.25 




544.65 1 


Groceries and Provisions: 




W. P. 


Whitehead 


102.19 


J. w. 


Roberts Co. . 


118.91 


Vermont Supply Co. 


27.00 


John 


E. Anderson . 


159.13 




5.40 


A. C. 


Verge 


338.84 


Warren Beef Co. . 


109.88 



307.78 



700.72 



3,474.52 



1,181.90 



208 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Chas. Crompton & Sons 


2.50 


Fred'k C. Small & Co. . 


8.64 


E. E. Gray Co. . . . 


14.45 


C. M. McCarthy . . . 


109.78 


Milan Soap Co. 


17.50 


Warren F. Wither ell Co. 


50.76 


Freidman Mfg. Co. . 


10.80 


Gowing's Market 


32.55 


George W. Eaton . 


22.99 


Dry Goods and Clothing: 




People's Clothing Store 


45.08 


The Elite . ' . . . 


7.00 




42.25 


Eugene Nigro .... 


20.30 


Mrs. C. W. West . . . 


9.63 


Fuel and Light: 




Wake. Munic. Light Plant 24.60 


J. W. Mclnnis . 


5.05 


Curley Brothers 


364.33 


Hay, Grain etc.: 




L. H. Kirk 


261.90 


Wakefield Harness Co. . 


15.35 


Curley Brothers . . . 


257.85 


Palmer Corbett .... 


6.00 


Flash Chemical Co. . 


.90 


Repair of Buildings: 




Gurney Heater Co., gauge . 


1.27 


J. Laybolt, sundries 


23.16 


T. P. Loughlin, repairs . 


45.60 


Smith & Anthony, shelf . 


11.00 


Commonwealth Heating Co 




changing boiler, rep etc 


426.32 


C. Bowering, plumbing 


29.70 


E. Caldwell, shades . 


1.00 


Bowser & Co., oil cloth . 


1.18 


H. A. Feindel, lumber . 


3.84 


W. E. Simm, boiler inspec 


2.00 


A. T. Sederquest, rep. wiring 22.17 


L. H. Kirk, cement . 


1.10 


Shoeing: 




T. E. Giles 


21.88 


George M. Kelly 


7.90 



1,131.32 



124.26 



393.98 



542.00 



568.34 



29.78 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 209 



Other Almshouse Expenses: 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co., tel. 

Wakefield Laundry, laundry 

G. W. Beasley, .sundries 

C. G. Morrill Ice Co., ice . 

Ralph Edmands 

J. Laybolt, supplies . 

Ames Plow Co., harrow, etc. 

W. A. Ricker, cow . 

G. F. & E. C. Swift, fertil. 

A. B. Comins, express . 
Wake. Mun. Lgt. Dept., light 
W. W. Bessey&Son, dressing 
Geo. F. Hallowell, supplies 
Wake. Water Dept., rates 
L. H. Kirk, fertilizer . 

B. Gersinovitch, bull 

P. E. Salipante, tomato pi. 
W. B. Hurd, drugs . 
Chas. H. Colby, cultivator . 
The Elite, shoes cloth., etc. 
H. C. Ormsby, rep. glasses 
J. W. Grace, supplies . 
G. H. Taylor, supplies . 
Oliver Walton, burial exp. 
A. C. Verge, supplies, etc. 
Joseph Blick, Jr., supplies 
Flash Chem. Co., grease, etc. 
Moth Dept., spraying 
Dinan's Drug Store, supplies 

C. H. Playdon, services 
Star Laundry Co., laundry > 
Jacob, Blick, Jr., sundries . 
Russell's Laundry, laundry . 
Curley Bros., grain . 

C. E. George, fowls . 

T. E. Giles, shoeing, etc. . 

Bonney & Dutton, drugs 

F. T. Woodbury, M.D., serv. 

J. W. Heath, M.D., services 

Balance Dec. 31, '16 



32.09 




39.75 




9.46 




51.93 




2.00 




12.44 




52.76 




100.00 




9.00 




5.20 




1.40 




64.00 




22.76 




40.00 




32.00 




45.00 




3.50 




6.57 




3.50 




8.27 




.35 




5.45 




4.85 




35.00 




1.65 




5.29 


, 


6.89 




7.00 




9.10 




2.00 




4.50 




9.25 




6.75 




2.50 




10.00 




1.00 




11.75 




11.00 




58.60 


734.56 




12,172.27 




827.73 




13,000.00 13,000.00 







210 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 


STATE AID 






CREDIT 






Appropriation .... 




3,300.00 


DEBIT 






Various persons .... 


3,043.33 




Balance Dec. 31, '16 


256.67 


' 




3,300,00 


3,300.00 


MILITARY AID 






CREDIT 






Appropriation .... 




200.00 


DEBIT 






Balance Dec. 31, '16 


200.00 






200.00 


200.00 


SOLDIERS' RELIEF 






CREDIT 






"Refund (City of Boston) . 




14.29 


Appropriation .... 




3,500.00 


DEBIT 






Various persons .... 


3,257.50 




Balance Dec. 31, '16 


256.79 





3,514.29 3,514.29 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 86,600.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 120.00 

Refund (Hamilton School fire) . . ' 46.00 

DEBIT 
Salaries: 
W. B. Atwell, supt. schools . *2,200.00 

Gertrude V. Loftstrom, clerk . * 564.00 

Mary Brehaut, sub. clerk . . 10.00 

Albert D. Cate, att. officer . . 600.00 3,374.00 

^Balance of salary, see Practical Arts. 
Stationery, Printing and Postage: 
Geo. W. Abbott, printing . . 79.92 



Library Bureau, supplies . 
H. M. Dolbeare, printing 
John F. Biggs & Co., supplies 
T. G. O'Connell, P. M., envelopes 



1.12 

127.30 

3.92 

47.48 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



211 



J L Hammett Co., supplies 
Manifold Mfg. Co., ribbon 
H. B. McArdle, supplies 
Neostyle Co., office supplies 
L. L. McMaster, supplies 
W. S. Greenough & Co., printing 
Edw. L. Hill, record book 
Milton Bradley Co., supplies 

Wright & Potter Co., printing 
David Farquahar, register 
Macmillan Co., sundries 
Graduation and Reception: 

Am. Bank Note Co., diplomas 
Heywood Bros. & Wakefield 
Co., chairs 

C. Albert Jones, orchestra 
J. T. Paine, ribbons 
Geo. 0. Russell, ticket taker 
Harold C. Spencer, engrossing 

diplomas 

H. M. Dolbeare, printing 
H. S. Parker, stage extension 
General Expenses: 
N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. . . . 
Traveling expenses of Supt. . 
Wake. Mun. Lt. Dept., light 
Ault & Wiberg Co., supplies . 
Royal Typewriter Co., parts . 
A. B. Comins, express 
John Flanley h'rs, rent 
H. S. Parker, police & fire service 
W. H. Frawley, teaming 
Ross Varden, petty cash 
Thomas Hickey, coal 
School Board Journal, sub. . 
Geo. W. Eaton, supplies 

D. E. Fessenden, sponge 
G. W. Beasley, sundries . 
C. H. Howe, books, etc., 
American Express Co., express 
John Middleton, repairs 
Warwick & York, sundries 
C. A. Prosser, office expenses 
School Dept., petty cash . 
Various persons, payroll 



11.67 

1.48 

.50 

7.13 

1.20 

13.15 
1.00 
1.63 

1.60 
3.00 
1.06 

33.50 

12.75 

25.00 

10.20 

2.00 

19.89 
10.00 
24.50 

209.80 

93.19 

5.04 

1.47 

4.50 

12.48 

180.00 

6.00 

28.00 

3.98 

3.00 

1.50 

.05 

1.25 

4.14 

.70 

2.12 

.75 

2.25 

.75 

7.49 

21.75 



303.16 



137.84 



590.21 



212 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



TEACHERS' SALARIES 



High School: 

Charles H. Howe 
John B. Sawyer 
Arthur A. Fulton . 
Helen W. Poor 
Elizabeth Ingram . 
Norman C. Mansur 
Camilla Moses . 
Ethel G. Reed . 
Ethelyn M. Pattee 
Grace C. Emerson 
Helen F. Gilmore 
A. Irene Goddard 
Margaret A. Ryan 
Anne Carroll 
Alfred E. Preble 
Genevive Elmer 
M. Alice Ryan . 
Addie M. Bucksey 
Harriet M. Bigelow 
R. D. Arnold 
Mary Brehaut . 

Lincoln School: 

T. Frank Shea . . . 
Fannie E. Carter 
Emma Locke 
Eunice W. Fobes 
Clara E. Davidson . 
M. Emma Vinal . . 
Jessie S. Dyer 
Isabel M. Elliot . . 
Bernice E. Hendrickson 
Mary I. Hawkins 
Carolyn Burbank 
Glennah Shepard 
Hannah J. Ardill 
Persis Richardson . 
Catherina Slaiger 
Anna Hurley 
Lillian Edmands 
Mary F. Wade . . 
Warren School: 
M. Annie Warren 
Mildred Munsey 
Mabel Whittaker . . 
Mary Kalaher . 



2,200.00 
1,622.88 
1,270.00 
880.50 
796.00 
360.00 
816.31 
800.00 
800.00 
798.00 
750.00 
713.00 
803.00 
728.26 
1,200.00 
280.00 
800.00 
770.00 
740.00 
570.00 
280.01 

1,373.20 
716.25 
610.00 
646.75 
650.00 
646.75 
645.13 
649.19 
650.00 
455.00 
535.84 
608.50 
650.00 
593.94 
210.00 
598.50 
296.25 
240.00 

900.00 
178.50 
355.08 
650.00 



17,977.96 



10,775.30 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



213 



Irene Norton 
Bessie E. David 
Olive M. Brownell 
Lillian A Shaffer 
Mary E. C. Geagan 
Alice J. Kernan 
Hamilton School: 

Elizabeth Gardner 
Mary E. Kelly . . 
Florence B. Holt 
Mary C. Donovan 

Greenwood School: 

Ross Vardon 
Lila McCormick * 
Pertie Gray 
Helen Prescott 
Hattie Blanchard 
Mary L. Geary . 
Laura A. Hart . 
Susie E. Long 
Mercie M. Whittemore 
Gertrude Howland . 
Hurd School: 



Harriet O. Paine 
Eva E. Howlett 
Marion F. Clapp 
Mabel L. Bartlett 
Lydia Sullivan . 

Franklin School: 
Edward L. Hill 
Florence Arnold 
Eliza V. Coburn 
Marion deC. Ellis 
Gertrude Sullivan 
Maude Arnold . 
Katherine Kelly 
Dorothy Packer . 
Edith Fish . . 
Louise Pettingill 
Alleda T. Neal . 

Woodville School: 
Ruth Hickey . 
Josephine Rourke 

Montrose School: 
Elsie Smith . . 
Mary T. Dowling 



642.30 




648.38 




607.00 




643.50 




649.19 




648.38 


5,922.3£ 


650.63 




650.00 




650.00 




650.00 


2,600.6a 


1,300.00 




645.94 




623.19 




650.00 




325.00 




369.03 




614.25 




650.00 




650.00 




635.00 


6,462.41 


796.76 




647.56 




598.69 




385.13 




240.00 


2,668.14 


1,300.00 




390.00- 




641.88 




650.00 




582.00 




645.13 




650.00 




646.75 




221.25 




595.00 




610.00 


6,932.01 


550.00 




200.00 


750.00 


230.00 




550.00 


780.00 



214 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Prospect St. School: 

Mabel A. Kernan 
Addie R. Crosman . 

Special Teachers: 

C. Albert Jones 

Amy L. Butterfield . 

Isabella Hirst . . . 

Marjorie Brownell . 

Louise U. Ekman . 

Joseph Fanck 

Mrs. Myrta Knight . 

John McMahon . . 

Substitutes: 

Mrs. Ida Lowe . 
Inez E. Packard 
Helen Wilson 
Hester Walker . 
Mrs. Charlotte Howes 
Mrs. Ethel Collins . 
Mrs. Olive Perry 

Summer School: 

Mary Kalaher 
Lillian Edmands 
Elizabeth Ingram 

Evening School: 

Edward L. Hill . . 
Gertrude Sullivan 
Mary Donovan . 
Ada Phipps . 
Olive M. Brownell . 
Addie M. Bucksey . 
Susie E. Long 
Pertie Gray . 
Jessie S. Dyer . 
Eliza Coburn 
Clarence VanDerveer 
Raymond Dellinger 
Edward E. Eaton . 

Other Expenses: 

Milton Bradley Co. . 
Wakefield M. L. P. . 
Wakefield Daily Item 



616.69 
650.00 

800.00 

450.00 

280.00 

432.00 

698.25 

1,200.00 
452.50 
100.00 



324.52 
63.00 

4.79 
35.17 

3.66 
21.65 
11.50 



60.00 
60.00 
60.00 



131.17 

69.00 

76.50 

30.00 

30.00 

1.50 

1.50 

7.50 

44.25 

46.50 

108.00 

130.00 

57.01 



1,266.69 



4,412.75 



464.29 



180.00 



732.93 



10.65 
51.80 
19.50 



81.95 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



215 



Practical Arts: 
W. B. Atwell . . 
Gertrude Lofstrom . 
Edward L. Hill . . 
Lucy F. Cox 
Bernice W. Woodward 
Mrs. Edna Clouston 
Mrs. Hattie Tarr . 
Mrs. Grace Augerton 
Inez Carder 
Ethel M. Carr . . 
Ella M. Miller . . 
Florence Miller . 
Edith R. Irvin . . 
Louise U. Ekman 
Mrs. F. W. Townley 
Edward E. Eaton 

it Expenses: 
Holyoke School Dept. 
Curley Bros. 
Scott Printing* Co. . 
Wakefield Daily Item 
Wakefield M. L. P. . 



JANITORS' SALARIES 
High School: 

Edward E. Eaton . . 

William Wentzell, Asst. H. S. 

Francis O'Neill, Asst. H. S. 

George Donegan, Asst. H. S. 

George Crocker, Asst. H. S. 

John Crosby, Asst. H. S. . 

Cyrus Kollaer, Asst. H. S. 

J. H. Keough, Jan. H. S. C. 
Elementary: 

C. E. Newman, Lincoln School 

C. E. Newman, Summer School 

Albert Heath, Warren School 

George Couillard, Hamilton School 

W. P. Mansfield, Hamilton School 

J. H. Ringer, Greenwood School 

J. H. Ringer, Summer School . 

A. A. Mansfield, Franklin School 

C. E. Classen, Woodville School 

Lewis Hatch, Montrose School 

T. John Ardill, Prospect St. Sch. 

W. W. Shedd, Hurd School . 

F. A. Heath, Substitute . . 



100.00 

8.00 

24.83 

120.00 

44.00 

96.75 

156.25 

7.50 

44.50 

58.48 

12.00 

2.25 

2.25 

4.00 

44.00 

64.49 

5.26 

30.24 

3.00 

2.25 

56.25 



801.50 

5.14 

154.46 

101.45 

17.05 

30.45 

11.70 

28.00 

984.00 

18,00 

487.16 

144.00 

105.80 

525.00 

9.00 

550.00 

150.00 

150.00 

150.00 

250.00 

50.45 



789.30 



97.00 



1,149.75 



3,573.41 



216 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Text Books — High School: 

Silver Burditt & Co 1.53 

Allyn & Brown ..... 171.67 

American Book Co. . . . . 241.44 

Edw. E. Babb & Co . 172.39 

David Farquhar 22.30 

Ginn & Co 181.08 

Houghton, Miffin Co. ... 176.65 

The McMillan Co. .... 14.87 

Benj. H. Sanborn Co 14.68 

C. C. Birchard & Co. ... 14.78 

Oliver Ditson Co 10.15 

Phonographic Inst Co. . . . 25.54 

D. Appleton & Co. .... 4.00 
D. C. Heath & Co 120.59 

C. H. Howe 6.29 1,177.96 

Supplies — High School: 

Ault & Wiberg Co 1.47 

Carter's Ink Co 8.38 

Rand, McNally Co 4.26 

Remington Typewriter Co. . . 8.12 

C. Howard Hunt Pen Co. . . . 30.58 

J. L. Hammett Co 255.86 

B. L. Makepeace . . . ... .51 

Manifold Mfg. Co 29.44 

H. B. McArdle 4.29 

Milton Bradley Co. . . " . . 71.48 

Royal Typewriter Co. . . . 81.40 

L. C. Smith & Bro. .. . . 150 

Underwood Typewriter Co. . . 4.00 

L. E. Knott App. Co 104.58 

Neostyle Co 22.60 

Brown, Howland Co 2.05 

Alfred E. Preble . . . . . 4.73 

Annie Carroll 1.05 

J. W. Grace .71 

D. C. Mcintosh 32.55 

L. Danziger . 6.25 

E. E. Babb & Co 1.89 

L. L. McMaster .64 

Harding Uniform Co. ... 15.50 693.84 

Text Books — Elementary Schools: 

American Book Co., . . . 105.40 

J. L. Hammett . . . . ' . . 468.84 

D. C. Heath & Co 19.26 

Milton Bradley Co 397.83 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



217 



Silver, Burdett & Co . 

Houghton, Miffin & Co. 

E. E. Babb & Co. . . 

Ginn & Co 

Little, Brown & Co. 

Lyons & Carnahay 
. MacMillan Co. . . 

L. L. Poates Pub. Co. 

Benj. H. Sanborn Co. . 

Charles Scribners' Sons 

Charles E. Merrill Co. 

Educational Pub. Co. . 

David Farquhar 

J. D. Brown 

Scott, Foresmay & Co. 

Ault & Wiberg 

Brown, Howland 

Carter, Rice & Co. 

Supplies — Elementary Schools: 

H. B. McArdle .... 

Standard Plate Glass Co. 

Chandler & Barbour Co. . 

Hub Moulding Co. . ... 

Frank J. Jameson . 

A. T. Locke .... 

Orient Spray Co. 

Geo. H. Taylor .... 
John M. Wood & Co. . . 
Morrison & Skinner 
White, Son & Co. . . . 
Singer Sewing Machine Co. 
Wakefield Planing Mill Co. 
Durkin, Reeves & Co. 
J. W Grace 
John M. Woods & Co. 
Bumpus & Cook 
Jordan, Marsh & Co. 
E E. Babb & Co. . . 
Jenkins-Phipps Co. 
Teachers' College . 
L. L. McMaster . . 
School Dept. Petty Cash 



17.80 

32.09 

334.74 

118.22 

15.42 

7.43 

61.44 

12.35 

.34 

6.27 

67.41 

2.58 

72.76 

24.75 

102.30 

.33 

3.60 

3.65 

15.94 
2.53 
7.11 

13.77 
2,06 

12.53 
1.28 
5.70 

62.47 
2.62 
1.18 

66.24 

44.00 
4.01 

51.40 

71.88 

10.30 
1.50 

17.97 
1.04 
2.89 

22.35 
.60 



1,874.81 



421.37 



218 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 
— High School: 

J. Wallace Grace 123.93 

G. H. Taylor ...... 11.50 

W. A. Prescott 157.07 

H. A. Feindel 14.36 

Thos. P. Loughlin 7.30 

Wake. Mun. Light Dept. . . 30.95 

H. J. Wooldridge 44.26 

John Middleton 18.90 

Otto Johnson 91.63 

Michael J. Hallisey .... 15.69 

E. E. Eaton . ' 10.50 

W. 0. Carter 9.40 

Various Persons, labor on cellar . 25.94 

W. T. McAlpine 23.89 

Automatic Sprikler Co. . . . 604.50 

Lucas Bros 2.50 

C. C. Birchard & Co. . . . . 8.37 

Jos. W. Mclnnis . . . '. . 2.87 

C. Bowering 21.64 

Stimpson & Co ■ 13.02 

A. & E. Burton Co 12.90 

G. W. Eaton 1.77 

W. H. Frawley 36.25 

W. E. Simm . . . . ^ . . 2.00 

Wake. Water Dept 50.00 

G. W. Beasley .20 

H. F. Miller & Sons Co. . . 6.00 1,347.34 

Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 
— Elementary Schools: 

H. A. Feindel 94.44 

Michael J. Hallisey .... 268.01 

W. A. Prescott 614.87 

C. Bowering 57.49 

T. P. Loughlin . . . .' . 27.23 

Jos. W. Mclnnis ..... 53.71 

C. E. Newman 4.20 

J. W. Findlay Co 14.83 

Geo. H. Taylor 37.21 

Wakefield Harness Co. . . . 1.25 

D. Dudley . .'-... . . . 7.70 

J. Wallace Grace 38.22 

A. T. Locke " .. . 10.76 

Lucas Bros . . 15.50 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 219 

C. C. Birchard & Co 2.55 

A. J. Wilkinson & Co. . ... .75 

S. M. Howes Co 86.61 

W. E. Knox 77.56 

W. T. McAlpine ..... 83.49 

Wake. Mun. Light Dept. . . . 31.67 

W. O. Carter 10.35 

E. E. Eaton ...... 109.75 

W. Wing ....... 18.75 

St. Plate Glass Co 14.07 

G. P. Anderson Co 1.40 

Louis E. DeMars 6.00 

Otto Johnson 297.58 

John Middleton 11.80 

Hugh Morgan . . . . . . 115.18 

Morrison-Skinner Co 2.25 

A. T. Sederquest ..... 9.90 

H. J. Wooldridge 45.86 

School Dept. Petty Cash . . . 1.91 

Stimpson & Co. 44.64 

Talbot Chemical Co 1.96 

Knox & Morse Co. .... 16.34 

Edw. S. Hitchcock . . . . 1.00 

Howard Dustless Duster Co. . . 6.90 

G. W. Worcester & Co. ... 63.70 

H. I. Dallman Co. . ";".. . . . 13.23 

Frank J. Jameson 31.20 

G. W. Eaton . . . . . 1.85 

Mass. Com. for Blind . . . 4.16 

Wake. Water Dept 278.50 

W. H. Frawley 31.25 

G. W. Beasley . . . . . . ' 2.95 

Edw. B. Nye . . . ... . 4.00 

Various Persons, Franklin 

School Play Ground . . . 249.97 

A. A. Butler 29.00 

Moth Dept 20.25 

E. E. Lee & Co 8.40 

J. W. Bement 45.00 

Chas. Doyle 3.00 

W. E. Simm 4.00 

Wanamaker & Feindel . . . 2.50 3,036.65 
Light and Fuel — High School: 

Wakefield Mun. Light Plant . . 74.09 

Killorin Con. Co 14.76 

Thomas Hickey 824.18 

Curley Bros 232.97 1,146.00 



220 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Light and Fuel — Elementary Schools: 

Wake. Mun. Light Plant 



Curley Bros. 

Thomas Hickey 

Killorin Con. Co. 

L. E. Bennett . 
Furniture and Furnishings: 

High School . . . 

Elementary Schools 
Health: 

Dr. Chas. E. Montague 

Mary English, nurse . 

Helen McAllister, nurse 

Marion White^ nurse . 

National Case & Carton Co., 
supplies 

Sampson-Soch Co., supplies 



132.98 
,210.17 
,932.16 
130.07 
23.25 

74.95 
6.30 

200.00 

238.20 

49.70 

39.00 

7.84 
1.35 



4,428.63 



81.25 



536.09 



87,766.00 87,766.00 



TRADE SCHOOL 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 1,200.00 

DEBIT 

City of Boston 174.80 

City of Somerville . . . -. . 33.00 

City of Haverhill 7.50 

Town of Reading 164.00 379.30 

Balance December 31, 1916 820.70 

1,200.00 1,200.00 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 

CREDIT 

Appropriation . 

Dog Tax 

Trust Funds Interest 

DEBIT 
Salaries and Wages: 

H. Gertrude Lee, Librarian . 740.98 

Assistant Librarians .... 696.18 1,437.16 

Books: . . 

Old Corner Book Store .... 1.70 

DeWolfe & Fiske Co 587.09 

W. B. Clark Co 77.63 



2,195.00 
831.06 
280.20 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



221 



American Book Co 

Ginn & Co. ....... 

Houghton, Mifflin & Co. . . . 

H. R. Huntting Co. .... 

Little, Brown & Co 

H. W. Wilson Co 

G. & C. Merriam Co. . . . 
Polish Book Imp. Co. 
Beebe Library, sundries . 

Schoenhof Book Co 

Reading Room: 

H. W. Wilson Co. .... . 

W. D. McLeod, services 
Chas. F. Mansfield, magazines 
L. L. McMaster, papers . 
Mass. Soc. of Mayfl. Des., books 
Various Persons, pay roll 
Binding: 

L. A. Wells 

Gaylord Bros 

W. B. Clarke Co 

Light: 

Wake. Mun. Lt. Plant . . . 
Town Library, petty cash 

Buildings, Repairs, etc.: 

John Middleton, repairs 
Town Library, petty cash 
Stationery, Printing and Postage: 

Gaylord Bros., stationery 
L. L. McMaster, supplies 
H. M. Dolbeare, books and pr'ting 
The Falcon Press printing 
H. B. McArdle, office supplies 
Library Bureau, cards 
Town Library sundries, petty cash 
Other Expenses: 

A. B. Comins, express 
Amer. Lib. Ass'n, dues 
Beebe Library, petty cash 
C. Latimer, teaming . 
C. F. Young, sign 
J. H. Ringer .... 



30.71 

12.75 

11.50 

31.06 

4.32 

7.00 

11.06 

4.35 

1.00 

7.80 

18.07 

3.75 

128.35 

23.90 

3.00 

89.25 

296.52 
16.55 

20.85 

201.98 
.80 

3.95 
1.00 

16.60 
12.70 
88.50 
48.00 
15.90 
11.50 
3.00 

9.95 
5.00 
34.81 
25.00 
1.00 
1.20 



787.97 



266.32 



333.92 



202.78 



4.95 



196.20 



76.96 



3,306.26 3,306.26 



222 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



PARK DEPARTMENT 

CREDIT 

Appropriation . 

Interest from Trust Funds 

DEBIT 

Labor, var. persons, as per payroll 

Printing and Stationery: 



George W. Abbott 
L. L. McMaster 

Equipment: 



George H. Taylor 
R. & J. Farquhar & Co. 
Nelson A. Bishop . 
E. L. Rowe & Son 



18.23 
.45 



5.25 
1.03 
3.50 

7.74 



17.40 

100.00 

12.50 

1,50 

18.04 

7.50 

4.87 

6.80 

15.00 

2.57 

195.00 



Loam and Trees: 

Chas. Doyle, loam, etc. 

No. Wilmington Nurseries, trees 

Bay State Nurseries, trees 

Bath House: 

Dan. E. Fessenden, brooms . 

W. E. Knox, repairs 

John Jeffry, barrels .... 

George H. Taylor, supplies 

George W. Abbott, printing > 

W. H. Wiley, row boat 

J. T. Paine, ribbons .... 

Locke, instructor 

Band Concerts: 

Naval Brigade Band (3 concerts) 

Other Expenses: 

George W. Abbott, signs . 

E. L. Rowe & Son., flag, etc. 

Chas. Doyle repairs to fountain, labor 

use of team, etc 413.74 

Wake. Water Dept., fountain rate, 

service pipe 

A. B. Comins, express 
Anderson & Lofstrom, painting . 
R. & J. Farquhar & Co., plants, 

lawn mower, etc 

Cotter's Express, express 
American Express Co., express . 
Frank H. March, repairs sundial 



6.45 
9.83 



185.27 

.25 

16.76 

59.83 

3.50 

.26 

4.50 



2,650.00 
120.00 



866.53 



18.68 



17.52 



129.90 



251.28 
270.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



223 



George H. Taylor, supplies . 
J. Wallace Grace, hook 
Sanitas Mfg. Co., repairing f'nt'n 
Minot H. Carter, plants 
Killorin Cont. Co., .... 
Chas. S. Knowles, repairs 
W. A. Prescott, repairs 
Pinkham & Smith, sundial 



Balance December 31, 1916 



49.65 




v 


.50 






9.50 






21.95 






77.75 






28.67 






2.21 






5.00 


895.62 






2,449.53 




.916 


320.47 






2,770.00 


2,770.00 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 



CREDIT 



Appropriation 

DEBIT 

Edw. G. Bowditch, compen. . 

Carter Ink Co., ink . 

A. Selden Lynde, def. tax title 

Am. Express Co., express 

H. M. Dolbeare, printing 

H. A. Simonds, serving notice 

G. W. Abbott, printing . 

Lucy C. Braxton, services . 

G. H. Taylor, rep. (Wake, est.) 

C. Bowering, rep. (Wake, est.) 

Var. persons, payroll, Converse st. 
dump 

Water Dept., water rates (Wake, 
est.) 

Martha M. C. Reid, settlement suit, 
Forest Glade Cemetery 
John'M. Gate, agt. 

soldiers' burials .... 

Sanitas Mfg. Co., repairs fount'n 

A. A. Mansfield, weighing coal . 

Light Dept., lamp for police dept. 



1,350.00 



90.00 

2.20 

221.73 

.32 

25.20 
9.60 

22.99 
4.15 
1.75 
8.65 

19.14 

22.50 

70.00 

100.00 

4.41 

42.33 

63.56 



224 TOWN OF 


WAKEFIELD 






Various persons, cleaning Wakefield 














185.32 




Chas E. Walton, paymaster . 






140.00 




Lakeside Cem. Corp., care 


F 














57.00 




David Martin, repairs Wake. est. 






14.00 








1,104.85 




Balance December 31, 


19K 
AY, 




245.15 








1,350.00 


1,350.00 










MEMORIAL D 


G. A. R. 






CREDIT 








March appropriation .... 








350.00 


Refund (Lynnfield G. A. R.) 








3.57 


DEBIT 






i 


Maston & Wells Co., Flags 




28.62 






H. M. Dolbeare, printing . 




9.00 






G. W. Abbott printing 




16.50 






John M. Cate, marking flags 




4.20 






Smith & Anthony Co., markers 




9.53 






G. H. S. Driver, sundries 




2.23 






Helen R. Arnold, services 




5.00 






Blanche M. Sanborn, services 




3.00 






Lotus Quartette, services 




25.00 






5th Regt. Band, music 




L15.00 






G. 0. Maxim, flowers . ^. 




88.50 






W. W. Bessey & Son, hacks 




30.00 






A. S. Atherton, sundries 




.36 






J. Wallace Grace, sundries 




.70 






Lakeside Cem. Corp., plants 




5.00 


342.64 




Balance December 31, 


191 




10.93 








353.57 


353.57 











MEMORIAL DAY, U. S. W. V. 

CREDIT 

March Appropriation 

DEBIT 



50.00 



Chapman's Band .... 
W'm F. Barrett, lettering flags 
Reading Chronicle, printing . 
Minot H. Carter, flowers . 
H. A. Feindel, use of truck, etc. 



30.00 
3.10 
3.00 
7.00 
6.90 



50.00 



50.00 



50.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



225 



TEACHERS' RETIREMENT FUND 

CREDIT 

Deductions from Teachers' Payroll 

DEBIT 
Mass. Teachers' Ret. Board . . 1,727.00 



SELECTMEN'S ORDERS 
CREDIT 

Outstanding January 1 1916 

DEBIT 
Payments 1916 .... 
Outstanding December 31, 1916 



30.00 
3.65 



33.65 



JULY 4TH APPROPRIATION 

CREDIT 

March Appropriation 

DEBIT 
H. M. Dolbeare, posters 
J. Lowe McMahon, cash prizes 
J. Lowe McMahon, sundries 
Princess The., children's enter. 
Woburn Band, music 
N. G. Wood & Son, prizes 
Am. Fireworks Sales Co., fireworks 
James Paon, digging post holes 
Am. Express Co., express 
H. A. Feindel, lumber . 



7.75 

12.00 

1.30 

50.00 

75.00 

28.50 

142.50 

2.00 

2.13 

5.00 



Balance December 31, 1916 



RESERVE FUND 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 

DEBIT 

Transferred to Town Hall Acct. 925.00 

Transferred to School Dept. . . . 120.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 



326.18 
173.82 



500.00 



1,045.00 
955.00 



1,727.00 



1,727.00 1,727.00 



33.65 



33.65 



500.00 



500.00 



2,000.00 



2,000.00 2,000.00 



226 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



OAK STREET LAND DAMAGE 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Frederick M. Staples 
Irving F. Ridlon . 
Balance 



45.00 
136.00 



181.00 
88.50 



Appropriation 



269.50 



269.50 


269.50 


FARE INCREASE OPPOSITION 




(Bay State St. Ry. Co.) 




CREDIT 






100.00 


DEBIT 




is, services . . 100.00 




100.00 


100.00 





LAND DAMAGE (Wharton Park Place) 
CREDIT 

Appropriation 100.00 

DEBIT 

Viola Slocumb, damages . . . 100.00 

100.00 100.00 

INSURANCE APPROPRIATION 

CREDIT 

Appropriation . 1,875.00 

Refund (Wakefield est.) 81.00 

DEBIT 

E. F. Collins . . . . . . 35.24 

Lewis J. Gordon ..... 111.77 

P. H. Southworth .... 146.96 

George H. Scovell .... 27.35 

A. R. Perkins 213.10 

C. F. Hartshorne & Son . . 523.10 

G. H. S. Driver . . . . . 146.96 

Butler Bros 155.73 

C. H. Pope 9.77 

Clinton L. Bancroft .... 416.52 

R. S. Hoffman & Co. . . . 9.74 

Edw. B. Kelley 59.52 

William A. Hickey .... 51.50 . 1,907.26 

Balance December 31, 1916 48.74 

1,956.00 1,956.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 227 

NAHANT STREET WIDENING 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 356.00 

DEBIT 
Balance December 31, 1916 . . 356.00 

356.00 356.00 



QUANNAPOWITT BOULEVARD 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 401.00 

DEBIT 
Balance December 31, 1916 . . . 401.00 

401.00 401.00 



WATER STREET WIDENING 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 200.00 

DEBIT 
Mary Paise, damages .... 35.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 165.00 

200.00 200.00 



COURT FINES 

CREDIT ' 
Wilfred B. Tyler, clerk of court ........ 650.03 

DEBIT 
Wilfred B. Tyler, officers fees and 

expenses 95.88 * 

Balance December 31, 1916 . 554.15 

650.03 650.03 



MIDDLESEX COUNTY TAX 

CREDIT 

Appropriations . 13,371.48 

DEBIT 
County of Middlesex .... 13,371.48 

13,371.48 13,371.48 



228 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

STATE TAX AND OTHER ASSESSMENTS 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 40,087.12 

DEBIT 

State Tax 20,720.00 

National Bank Tax .... 785.11 

Charles River Basin, interest . 528.62 

" " maintenance 538.09 

bonds 41.56 

Met. Parks Sinking Fund . . . 215.37 

" interest 1,231.50 

" ' " " maintenance 3,754.98 

99 bonds 43.69 

Met. Park Loan Sinking Fund No. 2 73.76 

" interest 519.62 

" " " " " maintenance 685.59 

" bonds 42.26 

Met. Parks Loan Fund (Nantasket) 172.42 

Wellington Bridge 2.49 

Met. Sewer Loan S'nk'g F'd, north system 2,346.53 

" interest 4,761.28 

" " maintenance 3,318.80 

99 bonds 293.45 

Penalty failure make returns, Chap. 81, Sec. 42 12.00 



40,087.12 40,087.12 



"HIGH SCHOOL SITE" 
CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 96.80 

DEBIT 
Balance December 31, 1916 . 96.80 



96.80 98.8© 



MUNICIPAL LIGHT DEPARTMENT 
GENERAL ACCOUNT 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 24,400.00 

Cash receipts .... 82,046.43 

Transfer from Depreciation 593.82 

Fire Alarm. 71.48 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 229 

» 

DEBIT 
Salaries and Wages: 

E. C. Miller, Com., 12 mo. 

to Dec. 31, '16 ... 100.00 

L. W. Sweetser, Com., 12 

mo. to Dec. 31, '16 . . 100.00 

F. J. Henkel, Com., 2 mo. 

to Mar. 1, '16 . . . 16.67 

J. M. Cameron, Com., 10 mo. ^ t 

to Dec. 31, '16 . . . 83.33 300.00 

S. L. Cole, Manager, 12 mo. 

to Dec. 31, '16 . . . 2,049.84 , 

Maud V. Howard, book'p'r, 

12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 . 1,016.01 
Marion O'Neil, clerk, 12 mo. 
to Dec. 31, '16 ... . 539.00 

Marjorie L. Hawkes, clerk, 

12 mo. to Dec. 31, '16 . 491.00 2,046.01 

Printing, Postage, etc.: 

W. S. Greenough, books and 

supplies 226.70 

Globe Stamp Works, stamp 2.00 

H. M. Dolbeare, printing . 343.65 

Dennison Mfg. Co., tags . 4.64 

C. S. Binner Corp., printing 8.00 

Stuart, Howland Co., stock etc 1.28 
Yawman & Erbe Mfg. Co., 

folders 2.33 

H. B. McArdle, office suppl. 19.00 

Keystone Env. Co., suppl. 1.63 
Burroughs Adding Machine 

Co., rolls 2.60 

Addressograph Co., ads . . 2.48 

Scott Printing Co. . . . 15.00 

J. T. Fairbanks Co., suppl. 30.50 

Geo. W. Abbott, printing . 61.85 

Geo. E. Dunbar, printing . 14.50 
Crosby St Gauge & Valve Co. 

charts 5.10 

Eco Magneto Clock Co., dials 4.00 

Emerson & Co., stationery . 1.70 < 

The Bristol Co 3.50 750.46 

Telephone: 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. . . 198.34 



230 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Other Administration Expenses: 

Burroughs Mach. Co., rep. 
Pittsburgh PI. Glass Co., glass 
W. W. Winship, bag . 
Addressograph Co., equip- 
ment, etc. .... 
W. S. Greenough & Co., book 
Mun. Ltg Ass'n, dues for '16 
Library Bureau, card unit 
Labor as per pay roll . 

Repairs to Plant: 

H. M. Dolbeare, printing . 
Wanamaker & Feindel, rep. 
H. R. Worthington, pump . 
J. Laybolt, supplies . 
G. H. Taylor, supplies . 
T. Hickey, clay, etc. 
Waldo Bros., rep. brick, etc. 
Amer. Metal Hose Co., hose 
Dan E. Fessenden, repairs 
S. W.&M. Dept., seal, scales 
Gen. Elec. Co., repairs, etc. 
H. A. Littlefield, repairs 
A. T. Locke, lumber 

Curry Bros. Oil Co., suppl. 

C. A. G. Winther Co., sup- 
plies and repairs . 

T. E. Giles, repairs . 

Waterproof Paint Co., paint 

Cabot Mfg. Co.,, trays . 

M. E. Ballou & Son,, coke 
baskets 

L. L. I. Pipe Co., pipe . 

Iron Hydroxide Co., 
hydroxide sponge . 

E. I. Purrington, repairs . 

Braman Dow & Co., gauge . 

Fairbanks & Co., rep. scales 

West. Elec. Co., stock, etc. 

Condit Electric Mfg. Co., 
switchboard .... 

The Bristol Co., gauge . 



1.90 


6.90 


7.35 


119.42 


5.83 


10.00 


12.50 163.90 


26,100.55 


1.75 


20.75 


35.00 


25.72 


14.48 


43.33 


223.57 


18.75 


.55 


2.18 


37.53 


2.75 


3.72 


1.80 


23.72 


20.00 


63.00 


17.25 


16.50 


27.43 


174.27 


15.75 


7.01 


50.92 


14.60 


186.27 


4.05 1,052.65 



REPORT OF 


TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


231 


Repairs to Real Estate: 








H. A. Feindel, rep. cem., etc. 65.00 






W. T. McAIpine, repairs 


78.16 






A. T. Locke, repairs . 


481.84 






Thos. Hickey, clay, etc. . 


19.30 




1 


L. H. Kirk .... 


10.85 






Wanamaker & Feindel, rep. 68.87 






Western Electric Co. 


3.99 






Fein Electric Tool Co., drill 14.00 






Geo. H. Taylor, sundries 


11.25 






Chas. J. Martin, nails 


1.75 


755.01 




Oil: 








Indian Refining Co. . 


64.15 






Curry Bros. Oil Co. . 


5.78 






Joseph S. Stanley . 


9.60 


79.53 




Tools: 








Waldo Bros. 


37.00 






T. E. Giles .... 


55.05 






Wanamaker & Feindel Co 


40.26 






Crosby St. Gauge & Valve ( 


3o. 5.45 


—•- 




G. H. Buckminster Co. . 


5.90 






Chandler & Farquhar . 


; 9.99 






C. W. H. Moulton Co. . 


7.50 






Western Electric Co. 


36.02 






Braman, Dow Co. . 


62.16 






A. S. Morse Co. . . 


1.62 






H. L. Bond Co. . . 


15.63 






Stuart Howland Co. . . 


38.31 






Ames Imp. & Seed Co. . 


3.00 






Margaret Hannaford 


6.50 






J. Laybolt .... 


1.20 






George H. Taylor . 


1.48 






H. P. Martin & Sons 


11.50 






Greenfield Tap and Die C 


lo. 7.15 






M. E. Ballou & Co. . . 


14.75 






Charles J. Martin ... 


.75 


361.22 




Current: 








Edison Elec. 111. Co. . . 


. 14,527.30 






Reading Light Board 


23.12 


14,550.42 




Gas, Oil, Coal, Freight: 








Boston & Maine, R.R. . 


. 10,129.73 






Westmoreland Coal Co. . 


6,267.91 






Standard Oil Co. . . 


2,956.31 


19,353.95 




Other Station Expenses: 








H. M. Dolbeare, printing 


.64 






Wanamaker & Feindel . 


1.50 







232 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

H. L. Chase, burlap . . . 28.02 

Curry Bros. Oil Co., suppl. 7.20 

C. A. G. Winther Co., gauge 
glasses .... 

Water Dept., water rates 
J. Laybolt, supplies . 
Minot H. Carter, plants 
Waldo Bros, gas bags . 



5.00 

10.00 
2.97 
3.75 
6.07 65.15 



GENERAL EXPENSES 

Lights: 

General Elec. Co., supplies 248.15 

Edison Lamp Works, lamps . 30.00 

Wetmore-Savage Co., suppl. 10.14 

G. H. Taylor, sundries . . 2.75 

Wanamaker & Feindel, rep. 25.00 

Macbeth-Evans Glass Co. . 15.76 331.80 

Lines: 

B. S. S. Ry. Co., repair lines 276.50 

Gen. Elec. Co., repair wires 109.36 

J. J. Hughes, presto tank . 1.90 

J. Laybolt, supplies . . 22.17 

Geo. H. Taylor, sundries . 2.10 

H. A. Feindel, cement . . 1.00 
Stuart-Howland Co., stock, 

etc 29.97 

Western Electric Co., wire, 

paint, etc 339.16 

N. E. T. & T. Co., rep. lines 373.71 

W A. Prescott, labor . . 5.38 

Wanamaker & Feindel, rep. 4.45 

Edison Elec. Ilium. Co. . . 62.52 

W. S. Greenough, book . .18 

Pettingill- Andrews Co., sup. 9.45 

Waterproof Paint Co., paint 14.25 

T. E. Giles .50 

Weir Stove Co., stock . . 1.39 
Simplex Wire & Cable Co., 

wire 53.50 

E. S. Hitchcock, supplies . .82 

J. W. Grace, repairs . . 1.25 
Westinghouse Electrical 

Mfg. Co 22.47 

Line Material Co., brackets, 

etc 17.25 

Geo. H. Buckminster & Co. 2.60 1,351.86 



REPORT OF 


TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


233 


Meters: 








Nathan Tufts Meter Co., rep 


184.58 






General Elec. Co., supplies 


30.26 






W. S. Greenough, book . 


.60 


215.44 




Auto Expenses: 








A. T. Locke, lumber 


9.65 




i 


West. Elec. Co., wire etc. 


6.75 






Chas. L. Eckhoff, painting 


29.68 






J. J. Hughes, auto & suppl 


837.11 






Petty cash, license fees 


13.71 






W. A. Prescott, lumber, etc 


3.30 






Wetmore-Savage Co. 


5.77 






Sidney L. Cole, use of auto 


> 






Aug. 25 to Nov. 30 . 


87.32 






George H. Taylor, sundries .80 






Dan E. Fessenden, supplies 2.65 


996.74 




Insurance: 








C. F. Hartshorne & Son 


514.70 






E. B. Kelley . . . . 


78.20 






C. L. Bancroft . 


44.00 






A. R. Perkins 


26.40 


663.30 




Stable Expense: 








W. H. Grant, shoeing . 


24.75 






T. E. Giles, shoeing . 


100.82 






Curley Bros., grain . 


409.58 






Wanamaker & Feindel, 






♦ 


sundries . .' 


87.25 






Wake. Harness Co., supplies 26.00 






Thomas Hickey, grain 


320.58 






L. H. Kirk, grain . 


304.92 






C. H. Playdon, services . 


4.00 






Chas. L. Eckhoff, painting 


14.00 


1,291.90 




Petty Cash: 








Sundry expenditures . 




434.11 




Stoves: 








Weir Stove Co. . 


192.83 






J. Laybolt 






.25 






Wm. M Cram Co. 






52.25 






Sentinel Mfg. Co. 






121.30 






George H. Taylor 






1.35 






Sanitas Mfg. Co. 






6.15 






J. Wallace Grace 






1.75 






Rund Mfg. Co. . 






92.00 






Lowell Gas Light Co. 






17.38 







234 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Smith & Anthony . .',;.- 1.50 

Cambridge Gas Light Co. . 6.75 

W. A. Prescott .... 2.58 

Stock: 

Western Electric Co. . . . 1,056.93 

Stuart-Howland Co. . . 1,093.19 

Braman, Dow Co. . 1,497.52 

Edison Lamp Works . . 833.45 

Gen. Gas Light Co. . . . 46.33 

Gen. Electric Co. ... 100.49 

Pettengell-Andrews Co. . . 182,99 

Welsbach Co 121.16 

W. M. Cram Co. . . . 384.54 

George H. Buckminster . . 210.86 

McKenney & Waterbury Co. 87.98 

Stack Heater Co. . . . 57.64 

Margaret Hanniford . 6.50 

H. Mueller Mfg. Co. . . 334.26 

Weir Stove Co 270.59 

Westinghouse Electrical 

Mfg. Co 6.80 

Glauber Brass Mfg. Co. . . 38.80 

Strause Gas Iron Co. . . 24.00 

Sanitas Mfg. Co. ... 28.85 

Wetmore-Savage Co. . . 3.78 

C. A. G. Winther Co. . . 13.13 

S. R. Dresser Mfg. Co.. .- 31.44 
Baltimore Gas App. & Mfg. 

Co . 13.27 

Line Material Co. . . . 59.66 

Other General Expenses: 

Western Electric Co., fans, 

wire, etc 134.65 

J. Laybolt, supplies . . . 14.36 
Fort Wayne Elect. Works, 

generator ; 242.25 
Hoover Suction Sweeper Co. 

sweeper ..... 40.34 

T. E. Giles, repairs . . . 128.07 
Wanamaker & Feindel, 

repairs ...... 1.75 

Barrett Mfg. Co., barrels . 6.00 
Gen. Gas Light Co., lamps, 

shades, etc 70.80 

Wetmore-Savage Co., 

lamps, etc 56.97 



496.09 



6,504.16 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 235 



George H. Taylor, supplies . 


19.37 


Stand. Elec. Stove Co., 






1.18 


Nathan Tufts Meter Co., sup. 


10.56 


Thomas Hickey, 


5.00 


Pettingell- Andrews Co., stock 


126.19 


Sprague Meter Co., diaphragm 


2.70 


G. P. Anderson & Co., fuse 




plugs, etc. .... 


6.24 


Boston & Maine R.R. freight 


56.10 


Edison El. 111. Co., heater . 


6.25 


W. A. Prescott, repairs . 


1.24 


G. F. O'Connell Co., gas con. 


10.20 


Carter, Carter & Meigs Co. 






12.05 


Wm. M. Cram Co., tubes . 


.75 


E. S. Hitchcock, batteries, 




etc 


5.84 


J. W. Mclnnis .... 


13.00 


General Elec. Co., meters, etc. 


313.87 


Stuart-Howland Co., stock 




etc 


20.76 


Sentinal Mfg. Co. . 


1.56 


Lang & Jacobs Co., bungs . 


8.40 


McKenney & Waterbury Co. 




stock 


31.02 


L. L. I. Pipe Co., pipe . 


1.30 


C. A. G. Winther Co., 




supplies 


25.10 


Simplex Wire & Cable Co., 




wire, etc. . 


44.59 


Davis & Farhum Mfg. Co., 




supplies 


34.02 


Sanitas Mfg. Co., sundries . 


30.20 


Smith & Anthony Co., sundries 


3.60 


J. Wallace Grace, supplies . 


19.64 


J. J. Hughes, auto supplies 


1.30 


George E. Stone, repairs . 


24.11 


Frank A. Nelson, repairs 


1.95 


Braman, Dow Co., supplies . 


29.88 


Amer. Oil & Gas Co., oil 


1.00 


Chandler & Farquhar Co., 






3.28 


F. S. Hardy & Co., braided 






32.29 



236 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Waldo Bros., cement . . 5.00 1,603.83 

Transferred to Depreciation . 8,044.83 

'Various persons, interest . 3,816.25 

" " matur. bonds 13,500.00 

refund . . 26.25 



107,103.59 
Balance Dec. 31, '16 8.14 



107,111.73 107,111.73 



GUARANTEE DEPOSIT FUND 

Balance on hand Jan. 1, '16 . 1,599.00 

Deposits, 1916 . . ' . . . 655.00 

Payments, 1916 .... 405.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '16 . . . 1,849.00 



2,254.00 2,254.00 



DEPRECIATION ACCOUNT 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, *16 . . . .69 

Transfer from "General" . . 8,044.83 

March appropriation . . . 400.00 

DEBIT 
Transfer to General Account . 593.82 

Machinery and Mfg.: 

Condit Electric Mfg. Co. . 33.82 

Plant Works, Real Estate: 

Labor as per pay rolls . . 75.58 

A. T. Locke, lumber . . 38.34 
Simplex Wire & Cable Co. . 1.30 

Western Elec. Co., wire . . 1.18 116.40 

Extension of Mains: 

Labor as per payrolls . . 852.92 

Connelly Iron Sponge Co. . 14.40 

Carter, Carter & Meigs . . 46.50 

Sprague Meter Co. . . . 66.25 

Waldo Bros. . . ... 9.50 

Standard Cast Iron Pipe Co. 336.97 

B. & M. R.R 33.43 

American Oil & Gasoline Co. 1.50 

J. Laybolt 2.20 

G. H. Taylor .... .12 

Maiden & Melrose Gas Co. . 8.36 1,372.15 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



237 



Extension of Lines: 






Labor as per payrolls . 


435.69 




Western Elec. Co. . 


1,815.84 




General Elec. Co. . 


187.55 




N. E. T. & T. Co. . . 


516.70 




Stuart-Howland Co. . 


14.29 




H. A. Feindel .... 


2.20 




Pettengell-Andrews Co. 


1.92 




Bay State St. Ry. Co. 


225.55 




J. Laybolt .... 


2.04 




Simplex Wire & Cable Co. 


53.50 




Reading Light Dept. . 


10.00 


3,265.28 


Meters and Transformers: 






Western Electric Co. 


51.17 




Nathan Tufts Meter Co. 


1,145.81 




Stuart-Howland Co. . 


654.06 




Fort Wayne Elec. Works 


234.67 




General Elec. Co. . 


800.92 




E. S. Lincoln, Inc. . 


40.00 




Wetmore-Savage Co. 


49.52 




Sprague ItyEeter Co. . 


58.89 




G. A. Utermohle & Co. . 


3.50 


3,038.54 


Petty cash 




24.75 




8,444.76 


Balance Dec. 31, '1 


6 


.76 



8,445.52 8,445.52 



FIRE ALARM ACCOUNT 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



Transferred to General 
Labor as per payroll . 
Pettengill- Andrews Co., wire 
W. A. Prescott, labor . 
H. A. Feindel, labor, etc. . 
Johns-Manville Co., supplies 
George H. Taylor, supplies . 
Gamewell Fire Alarm Co., 

gong, boxes, etc. 
Western Elec. Co., supplies 
A. T. Locke, supplies . 



DEBIT 



651.66 

63.44 

5.94 

7.98 

25.45 

4.94 

213.81 
82.29 
18.86 



1,310.00 



71.48 



238 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



J. Laybolt, supplies 
L, L. I. Pipe Co., pipe . 
Wanamaker & Feindel, repairs 
E. I. Purrington, repairs . 
E. T. Lapp, repairs . 
G, H. Buckminster, wire . 
Wake. Municipal Light Plant 

meter rental . 
Electric Maint. Co., magnet 
A. J. Wilkinson, cable . 

Balance Dec. 31, '16 



3.12 

19.35 

22.88 

1.80 

5.50 

38.71 

9.00 

9.50 

16.50 



1,200.73 

.1,272.21 
37.79 



1,310.00 1,310.00 



WATER AND SEWERAGE DEPARTMENT 



SALARIES OF COMMISSIONERS 



CREDIT 

Appropriation 

DEBIT 
Hervey J. Skinner, chairman, 



300.00 



12 mo. to Dec. 31, 1916 . . 




100.00 




James H. Kimball, Secretary, 








12 mo. to Dec. 31, 1916 . . . 




100.00 




Charles A. Dean, 4 mo. to 








May 1, 1916 




33.33 




Chas. H. Learoyd, 8 mo. to 








Dec. 31, 1916 




66.67 








300.00 


300.00 










WATER MAINTENANCE 






CREDIT 






Appropriation ...... 






16,250.00 


DEBIT 




Salaries and Wages: 








William H. Butler, supt., 5 mo. 




- 




to June 1, 1916 .... 


550.00 






0. H. Starkweather, supt., 7 








mo. to December 31, 1916 


406.68* 






A. R. Perkins, clerk 


1,000.00** 






Assistant clerks .... 


648.00 






Labor, as per payroll 


6,504.33 







*See Sewer Extensions, for balance of salary. 
**See Sewer Maintenance, for balance of salary. 



REPORT OF TOWN 


ACCOUNTANT 


239 


Stationery, Printing and Advertising: 








F. P. Bridges & Co., pens 


1.50 






Underwood Typew'r Co., ribbons 


2.15 






Scott Printing Co., printing 


24.00 






H. B. McArdle, office supplies . 


9.30 






Geo. W. Abbott, printing 


101.45 






H. M. Meserve & Co., supplies 


1.40 






H. M. Dolbeare, printing 


35.39 






Various persons, petty cash 


13.15 






C. F. Young, signs .... 


1.10 






Manifold Mfg. Co., covers 


3.50 






Gen. Fireproofing Co., books . 


14.16 


207.10 




Telephone: 








N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. ... 




141.84 




Rent: 








John Flanley H'rs .... 




131.25 




Other Office Expenses: 








Mun. Light Dept. 


13.07 






The Elliott Co., stencils 


2.15 






Various persons, petty cash 


7.30 






H. B. McArdle, supplies 


.75 






C. Bowen, moving safes 


40.00 






Emerson & Co., badges, stamps 


9.90 






Underwood Typew'r Co., repairs 


1.80 






W. A. Prescott, office repairs 


8.25 


81.22 




Teams: 












14.00 




Pipe and Fittings: 








Sumner & Gerald .... 


97.83 






Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co. 


, , 


344.14 






Sanitas Mfg. Co. . . 


, . 


136.09 










1.50 






Walworth Mfg. Co. . . 




68.17 






Bingham & Taylor 


. 


76.83 






Mun. Light Dept. . . 




2.50 






Chadwick-Boston Lead Co. 


, # 


13.82 






Rensselaere Valve Co. 


. . 


68.00 


808.88 




Meters and Fittings: 








National Meter Co. 


64.88 






Ware Coupling & Nipple Co. 


11.40 






G. P. Anderson & Co. ... 


5.45 






Sumner and Gerald 


11.40 








.72 


93.85 





240 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Equipment and Repairs: 

Sanitas Mfg. Co., cocks 
Wanamaker & Feindel, repairs . 
Comm. Heating- Co., repairs 
Revere Rubber Co., valve parts 
Geo. H. Taylor, supplies 
F. W. Mclntire, brass springs 

F. 0. Dewey Co., globes 
Worth'gt'n P'mp & Mach. Co. 
Edson Mfg. Co., repairs 
People's Clothing Store, rubber b 
Hodge Boiler Works, repairs 
Lubron Co., valves 
Braman, Dow & Co., bulbs . 
H. L. Bond & Co., repairs, 

rubber boots .... 
Sumner & Gerald, nipples 
Curry Bros. Oil Co., supplies 
Heywood Bros. & Wakefield 

Co., engine repairs 
Jos. E. Greene Co., batteries, 

etc 

Chadwick-Boston Lead Co., pump 
Mun. Lt. Dept., water tell-tail re 

Stable Expenses: 

R. C. North, shoeing .' . 
W. H. Grant, shoeing . 
Curley Bros., grain . 

G. M. Kelly, shoeing . . 
Wakefield Harness Co., repairs 
L. H. Kirk, grain and hay . 
M. T. Reardon, clipping horses 
Wanamaker & Feindel, repairs 

Freight: 

Boston & Maine R. R. 

John Toomey 

Various persons, petty cash 
Coal: 

N. E. Coal & Coke Co., coal 
John Toomey, teaming coal 
B. & M. R. R., freight . . 

Water Analysis: 

Rourke & Sherman, services 
Edw. C. Sherman, services . 



ts 



2.50 
22.77 
64.09 
36.51 

3.23 
53.00 

6.00 
52.45 

4.63 
10.00 

9.15 

19.54 

.80 

31.03 

9.62 

13.53 

8.75 

7.95 

8.40 

19.30 

22.00 

2.25 

120.19 

21.40 
3.15 

61.15 
5.00 
4.00 

615.03 

17.50 

4.58 

1,315.08 

44.10 

384.83 

659.14 
120.79 



383.25 



239.14 



637.11 



1,744.01 



779.93 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



241 



Auto Expense: 

Jos. J. Hughes, supplies . . 190.06 

Traveler Ins. Co., insurance . 68.00 

Henderson Bros., chains . . 6.50 

Cyrus Brewer & Co., insurance 23.60 

Various persons, payroll . . 132.10 

Rourke & Sherman, services . 5.00 

G. P. Anderson & Co., polish . 12.00 

Standard Oil Co., gasoline . . 258.85 

Edw. S. Hitchcock, batteries . 3.82 

Wanamaker & Feindel, repairs . 1.19 

Wakefield Motor Tire Re.-Co. . 22.00 

Alden Speares' Sons' Co., oil . 13.10 

Bates' Garage Co., presto tank . 1.50 

All Other Expenses: 

J. W. Grace, supplies . . . 37.87 

Arthur T. Locke, lumber . . 2.97 

Wanamaker & Feindel, repairs . 19.05 

Edw. S. Hitchcock, batteries . 2.48 
G. P. Anderson & Co., oil, 

polish, etc. ' 33.84 

American Surety Co., bond . 5.00 

L. H. Kirk, cement .... 17.05 

H. A. Feindel, lumber, rep., etc. 39.18 

H. M. Dolbeare, tags . . . 3.25 

Smith & Anthony Co., labor, etc. 3.78 

A. B. Comins, express . . . 6.15 

New England Co., laundry . . 12.00 

Geo. H. Taylor, supplies . . 15.91 

American Express Co., express 4.21 

Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co., labor 1.40 

Ernest Mortimer, lunches . . 2.80 
Chadwick-Boston Lead Co., 

repairs 6.04 

Crandall Packing Co., valves . 9.63 

Blake & Knowles Pump Co., bolts 3.00 
Electro Bleaching Gas. Co., 

chlorine 159.88 

Mun. Lt. Dept., light . . . 7.02 

A. F. Small, oil coat . . . 3.00 
Chas. Doyle, gravel, sand, etc. . 16.25 

B. L. Makepeace, transit repairs 11.50 
W. E. Knox, sundries ... .81 
Morrison Merrill, electric alarm 17.75 
Heywood Bros. & Wakefield Co., labor .45 
Wm. T. Mc Alpine, repairs . . 25.00 



737.72 



242 TOWN OF 


WAKEFIELD 


Geo. E. Winslow, charts 


3.10 




Hugh Morgan, repairs 


17.35 




Travelers' Ins. Co., insurance 


54.14 




W. S. Atherton Est, oil 


16.25 




C. F. Hartshorne & Son, ins. 


99.00 




Russell & Fairfield, insurance 


15.00 




Various persons, petty cash . 


24.04 




Thomas Hickey, supplies 


8.25 




John J. Loughlin, M. D., service 


8 2.00 




J. Laybolt, paint .... 


1.10 




Barrett Co., tarvia 


9.22 




Dana Dudley, keys . 


1.40 




Standard Oil Co., gasoline . 


17.25 




Thos. P. Loughlin, repairs 


1.85 




John P. Meade Co., insurance 


36.10 




N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co., telephone 


i 1.00 




Geo. S. Saunders & Co., batteries 


3 3.00 




Curley Bros., grain . . . 


13.20 




A. A. Mansfield, sealing 


2.15 




Jas. J. Millerick, painting 






Hackett House . 


103.00 




Chas. Doyle, teaming coal . 


18.00 




Alden Spear's Sons Co., supplies 


5 31.20 




Town of Stoneham, taxes 


146.67 




Town of Lynnfield, taxes 


1.66 




National Meter Co., meter parts 


7.77 




Wm. J. Mansfield, damage in cell 


ar 25.00 


1,127.97 
16,238.28 


Balance Deceit 


iber 31, 1916 
SERVICES 


11.72 




16,250.00 16,250.00 


WATER . 




CRI 


]DIT 










DE 


BIT 




Labor as per payroll 




652.16 


Pipe and Fittings: 






Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co. 


268.42 




Walworth Mfg. Co 


5.43 




Sumner & Gerald . . . . 


154.97 




Mun. Lt. Dept 


.40 


429.22 




1,081.38 


Balance December 31 


, 1916 


118.62 




1,200.00 1,200.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



243 



Appropriation 
Various persons . 



BONDS AND NOTES 

CREDIT 



DEBIT 



12,000.00 



12,000.00 



12,000.00 12,000.00 



Appropriation 
Various persons 



INTEREST ACCOUNT 

CREDIT 

DEBIT 



8,303.75 



Appropriation 



WATER CONSTRUCTION 

CREDIT 



DEBIT 



Labor as per payrolls .... 

Pipe and Fittings: 

Chapman Valve Mfg. Co . . 13.88 

Smith & Anthony Co. ... 81.40 
Warren Foundry & Machine Co. 2,097.59 

Walworth Mfg. Co. ... 124.81 

Rensselaire Valve Co. . . . 136.00 

Roxbury Iron & Metal Co. . . 53.63 

AH Other Expenses: 

Geo. H. Taylor, cesspool covers . 2.65 

G. P. Anderson & Co., jute rope . 20.60 

Standard Oil Co., oil . . . 4.00 

Chas. Doyle, use of team . . 6.00 

Roxbury Iron & Metal Co., lead . 142.90 

Various persons, petty cash . . 8.68 
Wm. R. Conrad, inspection of pipe 21.25 

H. A. Feindel, repairs . . . 5.00 

P. F. McDonnell & Co., lanterns 9.95 

John P. Meade Co.,insurance . 20.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 



1,190.64 



2,507.31 



241.03 



3,938.98 
61.02 



8,303.75 



8,303.75 8,303.75 



4,000.00 



4,000.00 4,000.00 



244 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

WATER METERS APPROPRIATION 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 223.18 

DEBIT 
City of Medford, meter covers . 27.00 

National Meter Co., meters . . 18.00 

Various persons, payroll . . 178.18 223.18 





:nance 


223.18 


223.18 








SEWER MAINTE 






CREDIT 
Appropriation .' 






1,100.00 


DEBIT 








Albert R. Perkins, clerk 


100.00 






Labor as per payroll .... 


277.55 


377.55 




Stationery, Printing and. Postage: 








H. M. Dolbeare, printing 


18.00 






G. W. Abbott, printing . 


9.40 


27.40 




Other Expenses: 








H. L. Bond Co., tools 


77.00 






Geo. M. Kelly, sharpening . 


1.50 






Boston Trailer Co., trailer 


70.00 






J. Wallace Grace, drain pipe 


3.64 






Sewer Dept., petty cash 


18.32 


170.46 






575.41 




Balance December 31, 1916 




524.59 






1,100.00 


1,100.0© 



SEWER CONNECTIONS 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 1,000.0® 

DEBIT 

Labor as per payroll 769.18 

Other Expenses: 

Sumner & Gerald, drain pipe . 46.58 

Curley Bros., drain pipe . . 88.38 

Thomas Hickey, drain pipe . . 6.18 

H. A. Fein del, cement . . . 14.00 

Geo. M. Kelly, sharpening . . 2.20 157.34 



926.52 
Balance December 31, 1916 73.48 



1,000.00 1,000.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



245 



1,179.44 

2,200.00 

600.00 



SEWERAGE EXTENSIONS 1916 

CREDIT 

Transferred from Park Ave 

Appropriation (March) 

Appropriation (May) 

DEBIT 
O. H. Starkweather, Supt. . . . 60.00 

Labor as per payrolls . . . . 1,706.85 1,766.85 
Other Expenses: 

Curley Bros., pipe .... 348.73 

Geo. W. Mcintosh, repairs . . 5.45 

L. H. Kirk, cement .... 13.20 

Cotter's Express, express . . 4.50 

Fred'k B. Witherly, covers . 91.50 

Patrick Curran, labor on manhole 25.00 

H. A. Feindel, lumber & cement . 120.56 

W. E. Knox, cement . . . 16.80 

H. L. Bond Co., dynamite . . 9.63 

Boston Trailer Co., trailer . 5.00 

Standard Oil Co., oil . . . . 2.25 

Sewer Dept., petty cash . . 8.41 651.03 

2,417.88 
Balance December 31, 1916 1,561.56 

3,979.44 



3,979.44 



CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 



SALARIES OF COMMISSIONERS 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Harvey S. Parker, 12' mo. to 

Dec. 31, '16 ... . 20.00 

Willie R. Blake, 10 mo. to 

Nov. 1, '16 .... 16.67 

John Minnikin, 10 mo. to Nov. 

1, '16 . . . . . . 25.00 

Samuel T. Parker, 2 mo. to 

Dec. 1, '16 .... 5.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '16 



66.67 
3.33 



70.00 



70.00 



70.00 



246 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Labor as per payrolls . 
Shrubs: 

C. C. Ball, plants . . . 
Tools: 

J. Breck & Sons, grindstone 
J. W. Grace Co., sundries . 
G. H. Taylor, tools & sundries 
Oliver Walton, grave straps 
H. A. Feindel, screen 

All Other Expenses: 

A. L. Mansfield, plowing, 
dressing 

Dana Dudley, lock & keys 

H. S. Parker, stamps, etc. . 

A. B. Comins, express . 

H. A. Feindel, drain pipe, 
lumber, etc. ... 

J. Laybolt, axe .... 

Braman, Dow & Co., pipe . 

Water Dept., water rates . 

G. W. Abbott, printing rules 

G. H. Taylor, supplies . 

A. B. Comins, express . 

J. W. Grace Co., sundries . 

Balance Dec. 31, '16 



. 680.0« 



422.22 



9.38 



4.25 




6.50 




15.15 




1.50 




5.25 


32.65 


11.25 




1.20 




1.59 




.25 




58.36 




.75 




34.31 




5.00 




6.75 




12.54 




1.50 




1.65 


135.15 




599.40 




80.60 



680.00 



680.0« 



Appropriation 



INTEREST ACCOUNT 

CREDIT 



DEBIT 



Loring, Tolman, Tupper, 

Cambridge Sav. Bank, (sewer) 341.50 

Commonwealth Tr. Co. " 2,555.00 

Commonwealth of Mass. " 4,375.00 
Toomey, Whyte and 

McKenney " 30.00 

Merrill L. Pierce " 22.50 



19,800.0* 



7,869.11 



REPORT OF 


TOWN ACCOUNTANT 247 


Jennie B. Pinkham " 


45.00 




Maiden Savings Bank " 


45.00 


7.414.00 


Cambridge Savings Bank 






(highway) 


. 


895.00 


Old Colony Trust Co. 






(school) .... 


750.00 




Commonwealth Trust Co. 






(school) . ' . 


505.00 


1,255.00 


Cambridge Savings Bank 






(other loans) . 


• 


146.00 




17,579.11 


Balance Dec. 31, ' 


16 


2,220.89 




ht interest show 


19,800.00 19,800.00 






Note: Water and Lig 


n with Dept. reports. 


MATURING DEBT 






CREDIT 





Appropriation . - . . . . 38,900.00 

DEBIT 
Sewer: 

Toomey, Whyte, McKenney 500.00 

Cambridge Savings Bank . 3,000.00 

Liberty Trust Co. ... 1,000.00 

Commonwealth of Mass. . 5,000.00 9,500.00 

High-way: 

Cambridge Savings Bank . 22,000.00 

School: 

Old Colony Trust Co. . . 2,500.00 

Commonwealth of Mass. . 1,000.00 

Commonwealth Trust Co. . 2,500.00 6,000.00 

Other Loans: 

Cambridge Savings Bank . 1,400.00 



38,900.00 38,900.00 



NET BONDED DEBT (Balancing Account) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 581,600.00 

Loans for 1916 . . - . . 12,200.00 

Payments for 1916 . . . 64,400.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 529,400.00 



593,800.00 593,800.00 



248 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION LOAN 1913 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 6,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... 6,000.00 

6,000.00 6,000.00 



HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION LOAN 1914 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 12,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... 6,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 6,000.00 



12,000.00 12,000.00 



HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION LOAN 1915 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 6,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... 6,000.00 



6,000.00 6,000.00 



HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION LOAN 1916 

Borrowed 1916 .... 6,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 6,000.00 



6,000.00 6,000.00 



LOWELL STREET CONSTRUCTION LOAN 1915 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 4,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... 4,000.00 



4,000.00 4,000.00 



LOWELL STREET CONSTRUCTION LOAN 1916 

Borrowed 1916 .... 4,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 4,000.00 



4,000.00 4,000.00 



SEWERAGE LOAN (First Issue) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 185,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... 5,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 180,000.00 



185,000.00 185,000.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 249 

SEWERAGE LOAN (Second Issue) 

Oustanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 13,000.00 

Oustanding Dec. 31, '16 

(1st payment due 1923) . 13,000.00 



13,000.00 13,000.00 



BYRON STREET SEWER LOAN (First Issue) 1911 

Outstanding- Jan. 1, '16 . . 1,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... 1,000.00 



1,000.00 1,000.00 



ELM AND ARMORY STREETS SEWER LOAN 1913 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 3,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... 1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 2,000.00 



3,000.00 3,000.00 



MAIN AND FRANKLIN STREETS SEWER 1913 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 1,500.00 

Payments 1916 .... 500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 1,000.00 



1,500.00 1,500.00 



UPPER GOULD STREET SEWER 1914 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 1,500.00 

Payments 1916 .... 500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 1,000.00 

, 1,500.00 1,500.00 



BYRON STREET SEWER 1914 (Second Issue) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 1,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... 500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 500.00 



1,000.00 1,000.00 



250 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

PARK AVENUE SEWER 1915 

Oustanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 4,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... 1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 3,000.00 



4,000.00 4,000.00 



SEWER EXTENSION LOAN 1916 

Borrowed 1916 .... 2,200. 00* 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 2,200.00 



2,200.00 2,200.00 



WATER CONSTRUCTION LOAN 1903 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 179,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... 8,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 171,000.00 



179,000.00 179,000.00 



WATER METERS LOAN 1912 (First Issue) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 10,500.00 

Payments 1916 .... • 1,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 9,000.00 

10,500.00 10,500.00 



WATER METERS LOAN 1913 (Second Issue) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 12,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... 1,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 10,500.00 



12,000.00 12,000.00 



MAIN STREET WATER MAIN LOAN 1913 (First Issue) 
Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 6,000.00< 

Payments 1916 . . . . 1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 5,000.00 



6,000.00 6,000.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 251 

MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT LOAN 1894 (First Issue) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 81,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... , 9,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 72,000.00 

\ 81,000.00 81,000.00 



MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT LOAN 1909 (Second Issue) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 10,000.00 

Payments 1916 . .' . . 2,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 7,500.00 



10,000.00 10,000.00 



WATER STREET GAS MAIN LOAN 1914 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 5,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... 1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 4,000.00 

5,000.00 5,000.00 



UNDERGROUND WIRES LOAN 1913 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 2,000.00 

Payments 1916 .... 1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 1,000.00 

2,000.00 2,000.00 



GREENWOOD SCHOOL LOAN 1896 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 2,000.00 

Payments 1916 . . . . 1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 1,000.00 

2,000.00 2,000.00 



JUNCTION SCHOOL LOAN 1901 

Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . . 9,000.00 , 

Payments 1916 .... 1,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . . 7,500.00 



9,000.00 9,000.00 



252 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



HURD SCHOOL LOAN 1898 



Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . 
Payments 1916 
Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . 



1,000.00 
2,000.00 



3,000.00 



HIGH SCHOOL SITE LOAN 1913 



Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . 
Payments 1916 
Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . 



2,500.00 
17,500.00 



MOTOR FIRE APPARATUS LOAN 1914 



Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 . 
Payments 1916 
Outstanding Dec. 31, '16 . 



900.00 
2,700.00 



FIRE INSURANCE LOAN 1911 



Outstanding Jan. 1, '16 
Payments 1916 



500.00 



500.00 



3,000.00 



3,000.00 



20,000.00 



20,000.00 20.000.00 



3,600.00 



3,600.00 3,600.00 



500.00 



500.00 



RECAPITULATION 
Outstanding Dec. 31,1916 



Sewerage Loans 

Water Loans 

Light Dept. Loans 

Highway Loans 

School Loans 

High School Site Loan 

Fire Apparatus Loan 



202,700.00 
195,500.00 
84,500.00 
16,000.00 
10,500.00 
17,500.00 
2,700.00 



529,400.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 253 

STATEMENT 

Town of Wakefield, Massachusetts 

BALANCE OP BOND ACCOUNT 

Feb. 5, 1917 

Account 3% per cent Municipal Light Bonds due Apr. 1, 1916 
No. 19 @ 1,000 

21 " 500 $1,500 

OLD COLONY TRUST COMPANY, 

G. A. Chisholm, Asst. Secretary. 
Old Colony Trust Company, 
Coupon Department, 
Feb. 5, 1917. 

I have examined the cancelled bonds and notes in the hands 
of the Treasurer amounting to $64,400.00 and certify that they are 
properly accounted for, except one note of $1,000 and one note of 
$500 — which money is held by the Old Colony Trust Co. of Boston, 
awaiting presentation of notes. 

TRUST FUNDS 

NANCY WHITE SCHOOL FUND ($500.00) 

Principal and interest deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank* 
Income to be used for the purchase of books for the Hurd School. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 524.4ft 

Interest, 1916 . 21.16 

DEBIT 

National Geographic Soc, books 4.50 

Chas. Scribner's Sons Co., books 5.00 

The Century Co., books . . 2.25 

DeWolfe & Fiske Co., books . . 10.32 

David Farquhar, books . . . 4.05 

26.12 
Balance December 31, 1916 519.44 



545.56 545.56 



FLINT MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND ($1,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income to the credit of the Town Library. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 . . , 1,000.00 

Interest, 1916 40.00> 



254 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

DEBIT 

Transferred to Library (interest) 40.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 1,000.00 



1,040.00 1,040.00 



FRANCIS P HURD LIBRARY FUND ($2,500.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income to the credit of the Town Library. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 2,500.00 

Interest for 1916 , 100.00 

DEBIT 

Transferred to Library Dept. (int.) 100.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 2,500.00 



2,600.00 2,600.00 



CYRUS WAKEFIELD LIBRARY FUND ($500.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income to the credit of the Town Library. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 500.00 

Interest for 1916 20.00 

DEBIT 
Transferred to Library Dept. (int.) 20.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 500.00 



520.00 520.00 



FRANKLIN POOLE LIBRARY FUND ($500.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income to the credit of the Town Library. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 500.00 

Interest for 1916 . 20.00 

DEBIT 
Transferred to Library Dept. (int.) 20.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 500.00 

520.00 520.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 255 

CYRUS G. BEEBE LIBRARY FUND ($2,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income to the credit of the Town Library. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 . . . . . . . . . . . 2,000.00 

Interest for 1916 . . . ... . . . . . . 80.00 

DEBIT 
Tranf erred to Town Library (int.) 80.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 2,000.00 



2,080.00 2,080.00 



MERRILL W. GOVE LIBRARY FUND 

Deposited in the Blackstone Savings Bank of Boston. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 500.00 

Interest for 1916 ............. 20.20 

DEBIT 
Trans, to Town Library (int.) 20.20 

Balance December 31, 1916 500.00 



520.20 520.20 



JONATHAN NICHOLS TEMPERANCE FUND ($1,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916, (fund) 1,000.00 

Balance January 1, 1916, (int.) 7.63 

Interest for 1916 . . . . . ... . . . . 40.30 

DEBIT 
Howard Spear ...... 10.00 

Lemuel A. Thompson .... 10.00 

Herman C. Kenney 10.00 

Raymond U. Johnson . . . . 10.00 

40.00 
Balance December 31, 1916 1,007.93 

1,047.93 1,047.93 



256 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

CORNELIUS SWEETSER LECTURE FUND ($10,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 . . . . 10,000.00 

Interest for 1916 ' 400.00 

DEBIT 
Harry M. Wheeler, Treas. . . . 400.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 10,000.00 



10,400.00 10,400.00 



CORNELIUS SWEETSER LECTURE GUARANTEE FUND 

Deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 1,047.64 

Interest for 1916 42.30 

DEBIT 
Balance December 31, 1916 1,089.94 



1,089.94 1,089.94 

NANCY WHITE PARK FUND ($1,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 1,000.00 

Interest for 1916 40.00 

DEBIT 
Transferred to Park Dept. (int.) 40.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 1,000.00 



1,040.00 1,040.00 

MARY E. ABORN PARK FUND ($2,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 2,000.00 

Interest for 1916 80.00 

DEBIT 
Transferred to Park Dept. (int.) 80.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 2,000.00 



2,080.00 2,080.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 257 

CORNELIUS SWEETSER CEMETERY LOT FUND ($1,000.00) 

Deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 . . .1,261.50 

Interest for 1916 . . . . . . ...... 50.94 

DEBIT 
W. H. Murray, care of lot . . 10.00 

Water Dept., water rates . . . 3.00 13.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 1,299.44 

1,312.44 1,312.44 



JANE K. VINTON CEMETERY LOT FUND ($50.00) 

Deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916^ (fund) 50.00 

Balance January 1, 1916 (int) .48 

Interest for 1916 . 2.02 

DEBIT 
W H. Murray, care of lot . . . 2.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 50,50 



52.50 52.50 



CLARISSA E SWAIN CEMETERY LOT FUND ($500.00) 
Deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 (fund) . 500.00 

Balance January 1, 1916 (int.) 28.54 

Interest for 1916 21.34 

DEBIT 
W. H. Murray, care of lot . . 8.00 

Balance December 31, 1916 541.88 

549.88 549.88 



FLINT OLD BURIAL GROUND FUND ($2,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 (fund) 2,000.00 

Balance January 1, 1916 (int.) 12.43 

Interest for 1916 80.48 



25S TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

DEBIT 

Various persons, payroll . . . 64.00 

Moth Dept., spraying .... 13.93 

Anderson & Lofstrom, painting fence 7.00 



84.93 
Balance December 1, 1916 2,007.98 



2,092.91 2,092.91 



EZRA EATON CEMETERY LOT FUND ($100.00) 

Deposited in the Blackstone Savings Bank of Boston. 

CREDIT 

Balance January 1, 1916 (fund) 100.00 

Balance January 1, 1916 (int.) 2.00 

Interest 1916 4.12 

DEBIT 
Balance December 31, 1916 106.12 



106.12 106.12 



Total principal of Trust Funds Dec. 31, 1916, $25,150.00; available 
interest Dec. 31, $1,473.23; total, $26,623.23. 

The Deposit Books and Certificates of Deposits of the several 
banking institutions in which the above funds are deposited, have 
been examined and found as reported. 

NOTE.— The smaller principal of $25,150.00 Trust Funds reported 
in 1916 in place of $26,150.00 in 1915 is accounted for in the handling 
of the Cornelius Sweetser 'Lecture Guarantee Fund. 

In 1915, $1000 was included in the Trust Fund principal while in 
1916 the whole amount is used as available interest. 



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264 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



REVENUE ACCOUNTS 

Note: — The surplus revenue shows a net balance of $7,697.36 
Dec. 31, '16, as against $5,654.23 on Dec. 31, '15, making a gain in 
revenue for the year of $2,043.13. In other words, if the town should 
collect all moneys due them, and pay all obligations (excepting bonded 
indebtedness) there would remain a cash balance of $7,697.36 at the 
close of the year. 

The accounts of the Treasurer have been examined and agree 
with the Accountant's books; the cash balances have been verified 
by bank statements. All permanent and temporary loans cancelled 
during the year by the Treasurer have been examined, and found as 
reported, except as noted under Debt Account. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. A. SIMONDS, 

Town Accountant. 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



265 



UNPAID BILLS DECEMBER 31, 1916 



School Dept.: 

Mary K. English 

C. Bowering 
Curley Bros. 
Otto Johnson 
G. H. Taylor 
C. W. West 

Fire Dept.: 

H. A. Feindel . . . 
G. H. Taylor . . . 
Lakeside Cemetery Corp. 
Edw. S. Hitchcock 
Peerless Motor Car Co. 
Boston W. H. & R. Co. 

Highway Dept.: 

Architects Roofing Co. 
J. Laybolt ..... 
Palmer Corbett 
L. E. Bennett . . 



Poor Dept.: 

Com. of Mass 

Ralph Edmands 
T. P. Loughlin ... 
Fred'k C. Small & Co . . 
Visiting Nurse Association 

Curley Bros 

Mass. General Hospital 
City of Boston 
T. E. Giles .... 
W. P. Whitehead . . . 
Frank Lanzillo ... 

Town Hall: 

G. H. Taylor . . 

Light Dept 

Health Dept.: 

T. I. Paon 

Bonney & Dutton . 

J. R. Reid ...... 

Sealer W. & M. Dept.: 

W. W. Bessey & Son . . 



1.95 
15.73 

7.50 
7.70 
5.26 
3.61 

7.50 
4.33 
2.00 

2.72 

5.40 

12.00 

3.75 

4.99 

2.00 

117.15 

13.50 
9.75 



41.75 



33.95 



127.83 



4.25 




13.50 




. 2.50 




10.00 




37.25 




78.00 




3.75 




8.85 




4.77 


186.12 


76.19 




7.23 


83.42 


100.00 




3.77 




17.50 


121.27 




13,50 



288 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Water Dept. (Maintenance) 

E. C. Sherman 
Curley Bros. . 
New England Co. . 
A. B. Comins . 

Spwer Dept. (Construction) 
C. R. Herrick . . . 

F. B. Witherly . . . 
Municipal Light Dept.: 

General Account: 
Braman, Dow & Co. 
W. S. Darley & Co. 
T. E. Giles ... . 
W. H. Grant . . 
John W. Lockerbie . 
A. S. Morss Co. . 
Pettineill- Andrews 
E. I. Purrington - 
Scientific Heater Co 
Wakefield Cement Stone Co 
H. M. Dolbeare . 
Western Elec. Co. . 
Wakefield Harness Co. 
E. K. Whitney . . 
Westmoreland Coal Co. 
Bay State St. Ry. Co. 
American Oil & Gasoline Co 
Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co 
Curley Bros. 
N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. . 
H. Mueller Mfg. Co. 
A. T. Locke . 
Stuart-Howland Co. 
William A. Prescott 
Sidney L. Cole . 
Jos. J. Hughes . 
Bates Garage 
G. H. Taylor 
Bonney & Dutton 

Depreciation Account: 

General Elec. Co. . 
Stuart-Howland Co. 

Nathan Tufts Meter Co 
Western Elec. Co. 
Bonney & Dutton . 
B. & M. R.R. . . . 



20.82 

34.75 

1.10 

3.50 

46.00 
47.50 



4.37 
35.00 
14.50 

7.50 

24.50 

5.73 

25.87 

24.62 

38.00 

20.00 

15.75 

81.79 

6.45 

1.55 

309.27 

1.13 

1.00 

1.05 

61.38 

197.10 

34.35 

7.11 

38.00 

541.86 

9.92 

18.54 

4.40 

3.03 

3.85 

693.65 

266.31 

116.81 

81.14 

4.50 

1.66 



60.17 



93.50 



1,537.62 



1,164.07 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 267 



INDEX TO REPORTS OF TOWN OFFICERS 



Page 

Assessors 88 

Fire Department 39 

Forest Warden 38 

Health Department . 70 

Highway Department 60 

Inspector of Animals * 69 

Inspector of Buildings 37 

Inspector of Milk 71 

Inspector of Plumbing 71 

Inspector of Wires 38 

Jurors 6 

Library Department 43 

Light Department . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 

Park Department 51 

Planning Board ............. 73 

Police Department 56 

Poor Department 95 

School Department 96 

Sealer of Weights and Measures . 42 

Selectmen 35 

Sweetser Charity 70 

Sweetser Lecture Committee ......... 94 

Town Counsel 54 

Town Clerk 

Election and Town Meeting . . . . . . ... 8 

Town Officers 3 

Births /. , 129 

Marriages 139 

Deaths '. 147 

Dog Licenses 152 

Hunters' Licenses . . . ......... 152 

Treasurer 74 

Water and Sewerage Department 83 

Workmen's Compensation Agent 38 



268 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



INDEX TO TOWN ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 

Page 

Receipts 167 

Appropriations, List of . . . . . . . • . . . . 169 

Accounts Receivable: 

December Assessments, 1916 173 

Excise Tax . 176 

House Connections, (sewer) . . . . . . . . 176 

Light Department Bills 176 

Military Aid 175 

Moth Assessments, 1914 173 

Moth Assessments, 1915 173 

Moth Assessments, 1916 173 

National Bank Tax 177 

Sewer Assessment, 1914 . . . . . . . . . . 174 

Sewer Assessments, 1915 . . . . . . . . . . 174 

Sewer Assessments, 1916 174 

Sewer Assessments (not apportioned) 174 

Sewer Assessments (apportioned) 174 

Sidewalk Assessments 175 

Sidewalk Assessments, 1916 177 

Soldiers' Burials . 175 

Soldiers' Exemptions, 1916 175 

State Aid 175 

Taxes, 1914 . . 172 

Taxes, 1915 , 172 

Taxes, 1916 173 

Tax Titles held by town 176 

Temporary Loans 177 

Water Rates 17(5 

Water Service Bills 176 

Overlays, 1914 I77 

Overlays, 1915 I77 

Overlays, 1916 I77 

Appropriation Accounts : 

Accident Compensation Account 197 

Accountant's Department 179 

Assessors 132 

Cemetery Department 245 

Collector's Department . . '. . / 181 

County Tax 227 

Court Fines 227 

Election and Registration . . . . , . . .' 185 

Fare Increase Opposition 226 

Finance Committee , . , 178 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 269 



Page 

Fire Department ......*••••• 190 

Forest Warden 195 

Health Department 19? 

Highway Department 200 

High School Special Committee . . . • . ' • • 228 

Inspector of Buildings 196 

Insurance Account 226 

Interest Account 246 

July 4th Celebration 225 

Law Department , 183 

Library 220 

Light Department • 228 

Maturing Debt 247 

Memorial Day, G. A. R. . 224 

Memorial Day, U. S. W. V 224 

Military Aid ■ . . 210 

Miscellaneous Fund • 223 

Moderator's Salary 178 

Moth Department 194 

Nahant Street Widening ......... 227 

Oak Street Land Damage . . 226 

Park Department • 222 

Police Department 188 

Poor Department . . . 205 

Quannapowitt Boulevard . . . 227 

Reserve Fund 225 

Rifle Range 196 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 195 

Selectmen's Department 178 

Selectmen's Orders 225 

School Department 210 

Soldiers' Relief 210 

State Aid 210 

State Tax and Other Assessments 228 

Teachers' Retirement Fund . 225 

Town Clerk 184 

Town Hall 186 

Treasury Department . 180 

Tree Warden . . ] 196 

Water and Sewer Department , . 238 

Water Street Widening 227 

Wharton Park Place, (land damage) ... . . 226 

Balance Sheet . 260 

Bonded Debt 247 

Trust Funds 25a 

Unpaid Bills 265 






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